Announcement by HKSAR Government

Sep 24

Topline
– 3 new cases (2 local + 1 imported)
– Social distancing measures extended until October 1
– Live performances allowed from Oct 1, subject to health protection measures

CHP investigates 3 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300329.htm
–  3 new cases (2 local +  1 imported)
– Total now 5,050 (5,049 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 104 deaths
– 4,749 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 3 (1); 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,050 cases of COVID-19, including 5049 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,749 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases, and 170 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300513.htm

Princess Margaret Hospital  announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300626.htm
An 83-year-old female patient (case no: 2481) with chronic illness was admitted to Caritas Medical Centre due to fever on July 23, and later tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was subsequently transferred to PMH for treatment on July 24.

Government extends social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300817.htm
– Social distancing measures extended until October 1
– Live performances to resume from October 1, subject to health protection measures

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300700.htm
More leisure venues will reopen from September 26. Some recreation and sports programmes will resume from October 19 (Monday). Meanwhile, all public libraries and museums will resume normal opening hours from September 29, and all performance venues will be opened for performances or activities with live audiences from October 1 (Thursday) onwards.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300648.htm
A 56-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 14 days by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on September 23 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap 599E) (the Regulation).

Sole proprietor of pharmacy convicted of supplying surgical masks with false trade descriptions
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23/P2020092300610.htm
A sole proprietor of a pharmacy was convicted and fined $2,000 on September 23 at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts for supplying surgical masks to which a false trade description had been applied, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO). The pharmacy’s sole proprietor claimed at that time that the masks were manufactured in Guangzhou. After investigation, Customs confirmed that the manufacturing place of the masks was Hong Kong, which was different from what had been declared.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/23.htm

All press releases Sept 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 23

Topline
– 8 new cases (3 local + 5 imported)
– Science Museum reopens with new exhibition on anti-virus innovations

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200396.htm
–  8 new cases (3 local +  5 imported)
– Total now 5,047 (5,046 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,729 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (3); 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5047 cases of COVID-19, including 5046 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4729 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 187 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200630.htm

Tuen Mun Hospital announces COVID-19 case tests preliminarily positive
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200652.htm
A 4-year-old boy was admitted to the Accident and Emergency Department and transferred to a paedatric isolation ward of TMH on September 21 due to respiratory infection symptoms. He was arranged to take a viral test for COVID-19 and the result was preliminary positive. He is in the paediatric isolation ward with stable condition.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200634.htm
A 42-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 12 days by the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts on September 22 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C).

“Fighting Viruses – Innovations to Safeguard Our Health” exhibition promotes local scientific achievements in combating epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22/P2020092200291.htm
The Hong Kong Science Museum will reopen on September 23 and launch a new special exhibition, “Fighting Viruses – Innovations to Safeguard Our Health”, to present a general introduction to coronaviruses, as well as the scientific principles of antiviral treatments and preventive vaccines. Through the display of the research and development (R&D) achievements in combating the epidemic led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the exhibition will also reveal how local R&D teams are making use of innovative technology to safeguard public health during the once-in-a-century pandemic.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/22.htm

All press releases Sept 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 22

Topline 
– 6 new cases (2 local + 4 imported)
– One-off $10k allowance for low-income, new arrival families  
– CPI drops 0.4% in August y-o-y  
 
CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100658.htm
–  6 new cases (2 local +  4 imported)  
– Total now 5,039 (5,038 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,717 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (2); 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5,039 cases of COVID-19, including 5,038 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4717 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 191 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.
 
Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100547.htm

SED visits school on preparatory work for face-to-face class resumption
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100629.htm
All schools in Hong Kong will resume face-to-face classes in two stages, with Secondary and Primary One, Five and Six as well as Kindergarten Three starting on September 23 while those remaining will start on September 29. In addition to providing the “Health Protection Measures for Schools” guidelines, the EDB has, via its Regional Education Offices, maintained close contact with schools to provide advice and support as and when necessary with a view to helping them prepare for face-to-face class resumption. The EDB has also provided all primary and secondary schools in the public sector and schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme with spare masks for students in need.

Launch of CCF one-off allowance for new arrivals from low-income families
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100277.htm
The Community Care Fund (CCF) on September 21 announced the launch of the One-off Allowance for New Arrivals from Low-income Families Programme on September 27. The Programme aims to provide an allowance to eligible new arrivals to help them adapt in the community as soon as possible to better prepare themselves for permanent settlement in Hong Kong, and to relieve their financial pressure. Each eligible person can get a $10,000 allowance. The Programme is administered by the CCF Task Force under the Commission on Poverty. The CCF Secretariat is providing administrative support to the Programme. Announcing the details at a media briefing today, the Chairperson of the CCF Task Force, Dr Law Chi-kwong, said that the CCF has set aside around $2,131.04 million to implement the programme. It is estimated that about 203,000 persons will benefit.

Extension of rent concession period for Housing Authority’s non-domestic tenants
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100185.htm
The extension of the rent concession implemented by the HA is in line with the latest helping measures announced by the Government on September 15 to further tide businesses and people over this difficult time amid the prolonged epidemic.

Consumer Price Indices for August 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21/P2020092100315.htm
According to the Composite CPI, overall consumer prices fell by 0.4% in August 2020 over the same month a year earlier. The decrease was smaller than the corresponding decrease (-2.3%) in July 2020, as effect of the Government’s payment of public housing rentals and waiver of two-thirds of rent for tenants of Group B estates by Hong Kong Housing Society in July dissipated in August.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/21.htm

All press releases Sept 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 21

Topline
– 23 new cases (4 local)

CHP investigates 23 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/20/P2020092000376.htm
– 23 new cases (4 local + 19 imported)
– Total now 5,033 (5,032 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,712 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 23 (4); 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5033 cases of COVID-19, including 5032 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4712 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 190 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/20/P2020092000511.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/20.htm

All press releases Sept 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 20

Topline 
– 13 new cases (4 local)

CHP investigates 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/19/P2020091900615.htm
– 13 new cases (4 local +  9 imported)
– Total now 5,010 (5,009 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,708 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 13 (4); 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 5010 cases of COVID-19, including 5009 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,708 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 171 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/19/P2020091900581.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/19.htm

All press releases Sept 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 19

Topline
– 3 new cases (2 local)
– Package of measures to cope with next wave
– Enhanced testing and capacity measures

CHP investigates 3 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800291.htm
– 3 new cases (2 local +  1 imported)
– Total now 4,997 (4,996 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 103 deaths
– 4,696 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 3 (2);  9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4997 cases of COVID-19, including 4996 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4696 were discharged and 103 were fatal cases and 170 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800510.htm

Government stays vigilant to cope with next wave of COVID-19 epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800996.htm
* Stringent implementation of cross-boundary epidemic control measures
* Comprehensive enhancements to epidemic surveillance and testing
* Enhancements to manpower and efficiency in contact tracing
* Additional backup quarantine and isolation facilities
* Strengthened infection prevention and control measures for residential homes
* Strengthened infection prevention and control measures for catering businesses
* Procurement and preparation for administration of vaccines
* Ernest appeal: Fight the virus together and keep maintaining social distancing

Stepping up testing and continuation of targeted group testing scheme (TGTS)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/19/P2020091900029.htm
* Enhancement of Virus Testing Capacity and Work
* Continuation of Targeted Group Testing
* Procurement Arrangement of Testing Services

FEHD reminds catering business operators to strictly comply with anti-epidemic regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800807.htm
To minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19, licensees and operators of the premises must strictly comply with the series of requirements and restrictions. Among these, the number of customers at any bar or pub must not exceed half of the normal seating capacity of the premises and no more than two persons may be seated together at one table; live performance and dancing must not be allowed in any catering business premises; a mask must be worn at all times within the premises, except when the person is consuming food or drink; and body temperature screening must be conducted before the person is allowed to enter the catering premises and hand sanitisers must be provided.

Distribution of face masks and disinfectant hand sanitisers to recycling and refuse collection trade practitioners by EPD
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800466.htm
To cope with current challenges, the EPD distributed a total of 240,000 face masks and 4,800 bottles of disinfectant hand sanitisers to eight relevant trade associations, reminding the frontline practitioners to maintain good hygiene practices and to fight the epidemic together.

Adequate public transport services for resumption of face-to-face classes
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800329.htm
Franchised bus companies will, from September 23, resume 51 bus routes and departures serving school areas. The bus companies will also strengthen those bus routes serving school areas. The MTR Corporation Limted will also enhance rail (including heavy rail and Light Rail) services, and resume the services of all MTR bus routes operating in Tuen Mun and Yuen Long from September 23 to cater for the passenger demand.

Secretary for Home Affairs attends orchestra rehearsal
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18/P2020091800535.htm
From September 14, major facilities of the LCSD’s performance venues such as concert halls, theatres, auditoriums, cultural activities halls and arenas have been opened for hirers’ rehearsal use and performances or activities without live audiences. Moreover, having regard to the development of the epidemic situation, the LCSD’s performance venues are expected to be opened for performances or activities with live audiences from October 1 onwards, with special seating arrangements. The number of audience members will be limited to half of the original capacity.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/18.htm

All press releases Sept 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 18

Topline
– 9 new cases (6 local)
– Unemployment (Jun – Aug) steady at 6.1%

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/17/P2020091700608.htm
– 9 new cases (6 local +  3 imported)
– Total now 4,994 (4,993 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 102 deaths
– 4,682 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (6); 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4994 cases of COVID-19, including 4993 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4682 were discharged and 102 were fatal cases and 182 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/17/P2020091700540.htm

Unemployment and underemployment statistics for June – August 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/17/P2020091700499.htm
According to the latest labour force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for June – August 2020) released on September 17 by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 6.1% in June – August 2020, the same as that in May – July 2020. The underemployment rate increased from 3.5% in May – July 2020 to 3.8% in June – August 2020. Comparing June – August 2020 with May – July 2020, movements in the unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) in different industry sectors varied, but were generally small in magnitude. As to the underemployment rate, increases were concentrated in the food and beverage service activities sector; transportation sector; insurance sector; and education sector. Total employment increased by around 3,400 from 3,637,000 in May – July 2020 to 3,640,400 in June – August 2020. Over the same period, the labour force also increased by around 9,300 from 3,879,500 to 3,888,800.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/17.htm

All press releases Sept 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 17

Topline
– 9 new cases (5 local)
– Updates on LCSD services and venue openings

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600387.htm
– 9 new cases (5 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 4,985 (4,984 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 102 deaths
– 4,663 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (5); 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4985 cases of COVID-19, including 4984 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4663 were discharged and 102 were fatal cases and 192 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600494.htm

More clinics to distribute specimen collection packs for convenience of public with mild discomfort
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600349.htm
The Hospital Authority (HA) said the points for distributing the specimen collection packs will be increased in phases. Starting from Friday (Sept 18), the number of GOPCs distributing specimen collection packs will be increased from 22 to 31. The HA will further increase the number of clinics for distributing specimen collection packs, subject to smooth operations. Since July 27, HA GOPCs have distributed about 50,000 specimen collection packs. Among over 32,000 specimens tested by the laboratory, 64 were positive for COVID-19.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600498.htm
A 69-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for six days by the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091600335.htm
Some leisure venues and museums will be reopened in phases from September 18. Among the leisure venues, fee charging facilities for team games including soccer pitches, baseball courts, rugby pitches, cricket grounds, hockey grounds, indoor facilities such as basketball courts, volleyball courts, netball courts and handball courts will reopen on September 18. Some leisure facilities will continue to be closed until further notice. They are public beaches, non-fee charging outdoor team game pitches/courts such as soccer pitches, basketball courts, volleyball courts, handball courts, netball courts, a roller hockey court, gateball courts and cricket grounds as well as barbecue sites, indoor children’s play rooms and Pui O Campsite.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16.htm

All press releases Sept 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 16

Topline
– 4 new cases
– Universal testing wrap-up: 45 infections discovered
– Social distancing measures further adjusted
* Dining hours extended to midnight
* Bars to re-open
* Theme parks, exhibitions centres to re-open
* Swimming pools to re-open
* Mask wearing in public extended until Sept 24
– HKTB to resume market promotions

CHP investigates 4 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500372.htm
– 4 new cases (4 imported)
– Total now 4,976 (4,975 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 101 deaths
– 4,646 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 4 (0); 14 (12); 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4976 cases of COVID-19, including 4975 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4646 were discharged and 101 were fatal cases and 201 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500531.htm

Government continues to relax social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance in a gradual and orderly manner
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/16/P2020091500937.htm
Taking into account the latest assessment of public health risk, starting this Friday (September 18), the Government will further extend the hours when dine-in services are allowed at catering business premises to midnight, and re-open those catering premises and scheduled premises which have not been allowed to open under the last three phases owing to the higher infection risk involved, namely bars or pubs, bathhouses, all places of public entertainment (including theme parks and exhibition venues), party rooms, clubs or nightclubs, karaoke establishments and swimming pools. The Government will also relax the restrictions currently applicable to some scheduled premises, including those concerning wearing of mask and arrangement of groups in fitness centres and sports premises, in order to provide more opportunities for the general public to exercise to maintain physical and mental health so that they will be fit to continue to combat the epidemic.

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500714.htm

Summary of results of the Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500931.htm
Since its launch on September 1, about 1,783,000 specimens were collected under UCTP for COVID-19 nucleic acid test, among which 46 tested preliminary positive and were referred to the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch of the Department of Health (DH) for confirmatory tests as well as subsequent follow-up and announcement. As at 3pm on September 15, DH had completed the confirmatory tests for 45 specimens including 32 new confirmed cases, five cases concurrently identified through tracing of close contacts and eight re-positive cases of recovered patients. As regards the remaining specimen, its quantity was insufficient in carrying out confirmatory test. The Centre for Health Protection had separately followed-up this case.

HKSAR Government expresses gratitude to Central Government and Mainland nucleic acid test support team
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500847.htm
The 14-day Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) concluded successfully on September 14 with a total of about 1,783,000 persons participating in the COVID-19 testing. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government on September 15 held a farewell ceremony for the Mainland nucleic acid test support team to express heartfelt gratitude to relevant central ministries, the Guangdong Provincial Government, the Fujian Provincial Government and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region People’s Government, as well as all members of the support team for their full support to Hong Kong.

ExCo thanks different sectors of society for supporting and joining Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500478.htm
The Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) concluded on September 14 with about 1,780,000 persons being tested. The ExCo Non-official Members gladly noted that the UCTP was well received by the public and commended the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government for successfully launching this large-scale programme within a short time frame. Members were of the view that the UCTP was able to help identify asymptomatic patients, and thereby sever the virus transmission chain at the earliest possible juncture and curb the epidemic. The ExCo Non-official Members said that the smooth implementation of the UCTP was made possible thanks to the staunch support from different sectors of the community, including members of the public who spared the time to take the test as well as the healthcare personnel and working staff who assisted in specimen collection at testing centres.
 
Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500416.htm
“The second objective [of the universal testing programme] is to enable the Government and the community at large to have a better understanding of the infection situation in Hong Kong. When we first announced the scheme we were very worried that there could be a large number and this would affect our policy-making, for example in relaxation of social distancing measures. But now, with a relatively low rate, I think the rate is perhaps two cases per 100 000 situation. That provides a very good epidemiological picture of what is happening in Hong Kong.” – CE Carrie

Transcript of remarks of press conference on social distancing, economic relief
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500873.htm
“We all know that we are under this new normal situation, because before we have vaccine, the virus is going to be with us. On the one hand, we want to reduce the risk of infection in the community, but on the other hand, people would like to resume to their normal life, we also want to resume some economic activities, so there are all these calls in the community. During this stage of relaxation, we also emphasise that people should be vigilant while they are going out. I think I have also said earlier that we are not able to go back to the relaxation situation in June. The relaxation is gradual, systematic. We are continuing reviewing the entire situation.”- Secretary for Food and Health Prof. Sophia Chan.

Court business to resume normal
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15/P2020091500591.htm
Court proceedings will fully resume as far as possible as from September 15, while proceedings involving a large number of court users will continue to be fixed to be heard at appropriate times and intervals for social distancing and crowd management purposes. New jury proceedings and death inquests involving juries will gradually resume normal as from late September.

HKTB Resumes Market Promotions; Seven Major MICE Events to Boost Confidence in Sector’s Recovery
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/09-coming-promotion-Aug-arrivals-E.pdf
HKTB Chairman Dr YK Pang said: “The HKTB is working diligently on the‘Open House Hong Kong’platform. It is anticipated that the Mainland, in particular the Greater Bay Area, and some short-haul markets will be open for travel relatively soon and the HKTB is planning promotions and tactical offers targeting these markets, which will be launched immediately once cross-boundary travel resumes.In the meantime, we will continue to maintain Hong Kong’s presence in source markets through a variety of promotions and mega events.”

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/15.htm

All press releases Sept 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 10) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202478e/es220202478162.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 14

Topline
–  19 new cases
–  1,719,000 registered for testing;  1,667,000 specimens tested so far
– HKPost explains delivery arrangements for re-usable mask
– Airport among first in APAC to receive global health accreditation

CHP investigates 19 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091300559.htm
– 19 new cases (11 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 4,958 (4,957 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 100 deaths
– 4,630 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 19 (11); 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4958 cases of COVID-19, including 4957 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4630 were discharged and 100 were fatal cases and 200 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091300505.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091300650.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 13, about 53,000 persons had registered for testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,719,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 13,  about 1,667,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested, while about 1,361,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

SCS on Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091300449.htm
“This is a one-off universal community testing programme to help us understand the infection situation in the community and also to identify and isolate those infected, especially those asymptomatic cases, so as to help us end the current epidemic. In future, with the enhanced and increased testing capacity, I am sure that we will focus on target group testing or do rapid and large-scale testing when there are cluster outbreaks.” – SCS Patrick Nip

Delivery Arrangements for Second Round of CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/13/P2020091200502.htm
​Hongkong Post said the delivery of CuMask+™ will commence on September 14. The main registrant will receive an SMS message, which comes with a tracking number, before delivery of the mailed item. Hongkong Post will deliver the mask(s) to the address provided by the main registrant within three working of  the SMS being sent. If the registered address has an independent letter box of sufficient size, the postman will insert the mail item into the letter box. Otherwise, the postman will deliver it to the door… Hongkong Post will not ask the addressee to collect the item from any location other than post office. If an item is not collected within 14 working days, it will be returned to the Government.

HKIA Among First in the Region to be Accredited by Global Health Programme Aimed to Build Passenger Confidence in Air Travel
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2020/pr_1475
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced that Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has been accredited under the Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme of the Airports Council International (ACI), recognising the airport’s high standard in upholding health and safety in its operations. HKIA is among the first few Asia Pacific airports to be accredited by the programme. The AHA programme was established to support airports around the globe to introduce new hygiene measures against global standards in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It reveals how an airport’s health measures are aligned with the ACI Aviation Business Restart and Recovery guidelines and ICAO Council Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations along with industry best practices.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12.htm

All press releases Sept 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 13

Topline
–  13 new cases
– 1,666,000 registered for testing; 1,616,000 specimens tested so far

CHP investigates 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200657.htm
– 13 new cases (9 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 4,939 (4,938 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 100 deaths
– 4,613 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 13 (9); 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4939 cases of COVID-19, including 4938 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4613 were discharged and 100 were fatal cases and 198 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200593.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200764.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 12,  about 43,000 persons registered for specimen collection under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,666,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 12, about 1,616,000 specimens had been tested while about about 1,345,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when the online bookings opened.

Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200466.htm
A 67-year-old male patient (case number: 4300) with chronic illness, was admitted to CMC on August 11 due to fever and pneumonia, and was later tested positive for COVID-19.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200794.htm

CS visits temporary inflatable laboratories
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12/P2020091200650.htm
Mr Cheung conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the laboratories’ staff members for their concerted effort and dedication in enabling members of the public to obtain their testing results as soon as possible after their specimens have been taken.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/12.htm

All press releases Sept 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 12

Topline
– 12 new cases
– 1,623,000 registered for testing; 1,448,000 specimens tested so far
– Government to distribute a second re-usable mask to residents

CHP investigates 12 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100593.htm
– 12 new cases (3 local + 9 imported)  
– Total now 4,926 (4,925 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 99 deaths
– 4,598 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (3); 12 (5); 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15); 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4926 cases of COVID-19, including 4925 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4597 were discharged and 99 were fatal cases and 202 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100535.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100853.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 11, about 96,000 persons registered for testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,623,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 11, about 1,448,000 specimens had been tested, while about 1,327,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when the online bookings opened.

Transport Department staff member preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100777.htm
The clerical staff member concerned works at the To Kwa Wan Vehicle Examination Centre. She last performed duties on September 9 and was subsequently notified of the preliminary positive result early on September 11. The CHP has contacted staff members working at the To Kwa Wan Vehicle Examination Centre and the TD on the work arrangements of the staff member concerned, and identified four clerical staff members working at the same office as close contacts and they are required to undergo quarantine for observation.

All persons in custody test negative for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100836.htm
The Correctional Services Department (CSD) arranged for persons in custody to take COVID-19 testing this week and was notified on September 11 that all specimens tested negative. In view of a person transferred from Pik Uk Prison to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC) for detention and a person in custody in Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre tested positive for COVID-19 on September 5, the CSD, in accordance with the advice of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), arranged for about 7,000 persons in custody to take COVID-19 testing since September 7.

FEHD steps up inspections at food premises and takes stringent enforcement actions relating to anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100869.htm

Government to distribute second CuMask+™ to residents for free
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11/P2020091100764.htm
The Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) announced on September 11 that the Government will distribute a second adult-sized CuMask+™ to eligible citizens for free starting next Monday (September 14). For Hong Kong residents who registered online for the CuMask+™ between May 6 and  June 6 this year, the Government will deliver a second mask to them if they have given consent during registration to the Government for using their registration data for distribution of other masks, and have had the first mask delivered to them by Hongkong Post.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/11.htm

All press releases Sept 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 11

Topline
– 12 new cases
– 1,527,000 registered for testing; 1,344,000 specimens taken so far
– Government services to resume normal operation from September 15
– Hong Kong ranked world’s freest economy by Fraser Institute

CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000588.htm
– 12 new cases (5 local + 7 imported)  
– Total now 4,914 (4,913 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 99 deaths
– 4,582 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (7);  6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4914 cases of COVID-19, including 4913 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4582 were discharged and 99 were fatal cases and 205 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000568.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000772.htm
From 8am to 8pm on Sept 10, about 104,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,527,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 10, about 1,344,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested, while about 1,305,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

SCMA inspects community testing centre at City Hall
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000661.htm

FEHD reminds food business operators and food handlers to continue adopting anti-epidemic precautionary measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000731.htm
The FEHD reminded licensees and operators of food premises to strictly comply with the series of requirements and restrictions, including the number of customers at any catering premises must not exceed half of the normal seating capacity of the premises; tables available for use or being used by customers within any catering premises must be arranged in a way to ensure there is a distance of at least 1.5 metres or partition(s) which could serve as an effective buffer between one table and another table at the premises; dine-in services must be ceased from 10pm to 4.59am of the subsequent day; a mask must be worn at all times within the premises except when the person is consuming food or drink; body temperature screening must be conducted before the person is allowed to enter the catering premises and hand sanitisers must be provided, etc.

Government to resume normal public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000494.htm
Government departments will fully resume normal public services from September 15 subject to the implementation of targeted measures to reduce social contact and the application of infection control measures.

Hong Kong once again ranked as world’s freest economy
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000829.htm
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government on  September 10) welcomed  the Fraser Institute once again ranking Hong Kong as the world’s freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2020 Annual Report. Hong Kong has gained the top rank since the inception of the report. Among the five areas of assessment, Hong Kong was ranked top in “Freedom to Trade Internationally” and “Regulation”. “This is an unambiguous recognition of Hong Kong’s long-standing and steadfast commitment to building a free economy with a level playing field,” a Government spokesman said.

Quarterly business receipts indices for service industries for second quarter of 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10/P2020091000328.htm
Comparing the second quarter of 2020 with the second quarter of 2019, double-digit decreases were recorded in business receipts of the accommodation services (-71.0%), administrative and support services (-35.5%), retail (-31.4%), transportation (-28.6%), food services (-25.9%), information and communications (-13.9%) and wholesale (-11.9%) industries. On the other hand, the courier industry recorded an increase of 30.2% in business receipts during the same period.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/10.htm

All press releases Sept 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 10

Topline
– 6 new cases
– 1,423,00 registered for testing; 1,268,000 specimens taken so far
– Testing programme extended until September 14

CHP investigates 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900568.htm
– 6 new cases (5 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 4,902 (4,901 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 99 deaths
– 4,557 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 6 (5); 6 (3); 11 (10); 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4902 cases of COVID-19, including 4901 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4557 were discharged and 99 were fatal cases and 218 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900533.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900689.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 9, about 113,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,423,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 9, about 1,268,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested, while about 1,273,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when the online booking system opened.

Universal Community Testing Programme extended for three days to September 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900639.htm
The Government has decided to extend the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) for three days to September 14 after reviewing the data and experiences from the operation of the community testing centres as well as the public’s demand for the testing service. The whole UCTP will run for 14 days. Starting from September 10, members of public can make online appointments for testing in the new time slots of the three days from September 12 to 14. After reviewing the use of the 122 community testing centres, the Government will continue to operate 57 community testing centres across all 18 districts to provide the testing service to members of the public from September 12 to 14. The remaining centres will cease operation after September 11.

Transcript of remarks by SFH and SCS
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900604.htm
“If everybody in the community would like to end this third wave (of outbreak) more quickly, it is important for us to know the transmission chains and to contain them, and also know the symptomatic cases. We want to appeal to everyone to make use of this opportunity to come forward to take the test, and also to help and make a contribution to this very important public health intervention.” – SFH Sophia Chan

CE visits temporary air-inflated laboratories
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900815.htm
“Members of the public who took part in the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) were very satisfied with the programme arrangements. Besides the healthcare personnel and staff members of the community testing centres, testing personnel of the laboratories, in particular members of the Mainland nucleic acid test support team, and personnel responsible for logistics are heroes behind the scenes. Their dedicated work day and night are essential to enable members of the public to obtain their testing results as soon as possible after their specimens have been taken. On behalf of Hong Kong citizens, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to them.” –  CE Carrie Lam

SCED attends webinar to share insights on global trade after COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09/P2020090900612.htm
SCED Edward Yau talked about the unprecedented challenges posed to free and unimpeded trade in the last couple of years aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the rise of protectionist measures and the failure of the multilateral trading system. He stressed that trade should not be blamed for the problems of globalisation. Free trade instead is the solution as is its impetus to bring back the economic momentum, citing the speed and scale of vaccine developments premised on the global market. He called for the removal of trade barriers and greater collaboration to fight against the pandemic, the common enemy of all.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/09.htm

All press releases Sept 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 9

Topline
– 11 new cases
– 1,197,000 registered online for testing; 1,197,000 people tested so far

CHP investigates 11 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700633.htm
– 11 new cases (10 local +1 imported)
– Total now 4,890 (4,889 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 98 deaths
– 4,524 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 11 (10); 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4890 cases of COVID-19, including 4889 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4524 were discharged and 98 were fatal cases and 240 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700594.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700796.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 7, about 170,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,197,000 persons have registered for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 7, about 856,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested while about 1,197,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700310.htm
A 96-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 4726) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to QEH on August 24 due to cough and fever.

CE visits community testing centres at Kowloon City Sports Centre and To Kwa Wan Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700831.htm
Mrs Lam pointed out that the Government last week decided to extend the UCTP to September 11, and said that it is reviewing the operation of various community testing centres and the public’s demand for the testing service to decide whether to further extend the programme. She appealed to members of the public to seize the opportunity to take part in the programme to help the Government identify asymptomatic patients in the community early, thereby enabling the resumption of people’s daily lives and economic activities in safe circumstances.

CS visits multiple community testing centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700766.htm
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, visited community testing centres at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Java Road Sports Centre in North Point and Wong Chuk Hang Sports Centre on September 7 to inspect the operation of the centres and give encouragement to the healthcare personnel and staff members there. …  “Over the past week, I have paid visits to various community testing centres. I am most grateful for the full support of different sectors, including serving and retired civil servant colleagues as well as the healthcare personnel. Their efforts have contributed to the smooth operation of the Programme since its commencement,” he said.

SFH inspects community testing centre at Lockhart Road Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700570.htm
“I appreciate healthcare personnel and students of medical-related subjects at tertiary institutions for their participation in the UCTP and their help with specimen collection for members of the public at 141 testing centres across Hong Kong. They are demonstrating in full their professionalism, fighting COVID-19 together with the Government and making contributions to public health.” – SFH Professor Sophia Chan

Second tranche of Wage subsidy to green minibus and local ferry operators in respect of hiring each eligible employee aged 65 or above under Anti-epidemic Fund open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700541.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07.htm

All press releases Sept 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 8

Topline
– 11 new cases
– 1,197,000 registered online for testing; 1,197,000 people tested so far

CHP investigates 11 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700633.htm
– 11 new cases (10 local +1 imported)
– Total now 4,890 (4,889 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 98 deaths
– 4,524 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 11 (10); 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4890 cases of COVID-19, including 4889 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4524 were discharged and 98 were fatal cases and 240 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700594.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700796.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 7, about 170,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,197,000 persons have registered for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 7, about 856,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested while about 1,197,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700310.htm
A 96-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 4726) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to QEH on August 24 due to cough and fever.

CE visits community testing centres at Kowloon City Sports Centre and To Kwa Wan Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700831.htm
Mrs Lam pointed out that the Government last week decided to extend the UCTP to September 11, and said that it is reviewing the operation of various community testing centres and the public’s demand for the testing service to decide whether to further extend the programme. She appealed to members of the public to seize the opportunity to take part in the programme to help the Government identify asymptomatic patients in the community early, thereby enabling the resumption of people’s daily lives and economic activities in safe circumstances.

CS visits multiple community testing centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700766.htm
The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, visited community testing centres at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai, Java Road Sports Centre in North Point and Wong Chuk Hang Sports Centre on September 7 to inspect the operation of the centres and give encouragement to the healthcare personnel and staff members there. …  “Over the past week, I have paid visits to various community testing centres. I am most grateful for the full support of different sectors, including serving and retired civil servant colleagues as well as the healthcare personnel. Their efforts have contributed to the smooth operation of the Programme since its commencement,” he said.

SFH inspects community testing centre at Lockhart Road Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700570.htm
“I appreciate healthcare personnel and students of medical-related subjects at tertiary institutions for their participation in the UCTP and their help with specimen collection for members of the public at 141 testing centres across Hong Kong. They are demonstrating in full their professionalism, fighting COVID-19 together with the Government and making contributions to public health.” – SFH Professor Sophia Chan

Second tranche of Wage subsidy to green minibus and local ferry operators in respect of hiring each eligible employee aged 65 or above under Anti-epidemic Fund open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07/P2020090700541.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/07.htm

All press releases Sept 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 7

Topline  
– 21 new cases
– 1,132,000 registered online for testing; 1,027,000 people tested so far

CHP investigates additional 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500807.htm
– 21 new cases (15 local + 6 imported)  
– Total now 4,879 (4,878 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 96 deaths
– 4,4511 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 21 (15) 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4879 cases of COVID-19, including 4878 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4511 were discharged and 95 were fatal cases and 245 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600514.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600725.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 6, about 180,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 1,027,000 persons have registered for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm of September 6, about 675,000 specimens had been tested, while about 1,132,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

Kwong Wah Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600379.htm
A 69-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no. 2792) passed away on September 5. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to KWH on July 27 after being tested positive for COVID-19.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600709.htm
A 69-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 4729) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to the TMH on August 24 due to shortness of breath and cough.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600758.htm
An 82-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 3308) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to QEH on July 31 due to cough and fever.

SCS on Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600355.htm
We want as many as possible Hong Kong citizens to come forward to receive the test, and that would be helpful. But we would not set a target on the programme because I don’t think it’s realistic for us to do so. But no matter what, the programme would enable us to have some sort of reference value to understand the infection situation in the community and the number of asymptomatic cases in the community.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace


https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06.htm

All press releases Sept 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 6

Topline 
– 7 new cases
– 1,058,000 registered for testing; 847,000 tested so far

CHP investigates additional 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500807.htm
– 7 new cases (7 local )
– Total now 4,858 (4,857 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 94 deaths
– 4,493 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 7 (7); 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4858 cases of COVID-19, including 4857 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4493 were discharged and 94 were fatal cases and 243 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500588.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500843.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 5, about 191,000 persons registered for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 847,000 persons have registered for testing since the UCTP started on Septtember 1. As at 8pm on September 5, about 439,000 specimens had been tested, while about 1,058,000 persons had made appointments since bookings started on August 29.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces a case of deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500779.htm
A 33-year-old male patient with diabetes and mental retardation admitted to PYNEH on August 26 due to pneumonia, fever and cough.

Person in custody at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500543.htm

A person transferred from Pik Uk Prison to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre for detention tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/06/P2020090600085.htm
A 22-year-old male Thai transferred from Pik Uk Prison to Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC) for detention tested positive for COVID-19. In view of the latest development of the COVID-19 epidemic, all persons newly admitted to the CIC will undergo COVID-19 testing. The detainee concerned was transferred to the CIC on September 4 upon completion of prison terms at Pik Uk Prison and pending repatriation. After undergoing the testing, he was confirmed tested positive for COVID-19 last night and was admitted to hospital immediately for treatments.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces a pregnant woman tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090500841.htm

SHA visits special specimen collection centre in Islands District
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05/P2020090400497.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/05.htm

All press releases Sept 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 5

Topline 
– 12 new cases
– Community testing extended to Sept 11
– 953,000 registered for testing; 656,000 tested so far
– HK joins vaccine Global Access Facility

CHP investigates additional 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400794.htm
– 12 new cases (7 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 4,851 (4,850 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 94 deaths
– 4,456 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (7); 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4851 cases of COVID-19, including 4850 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4456 were discharged and 94 were fatal cases and 273 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400540.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400834.htm
From 8am to 8pm on September 4, a total of about 186,000 persons registered at community testing centres for COVID-19 testing. About 656,000 persons have registered for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 4, about 284,800 specimens had been tested, while about 953,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when the online booking system opened.

Universal Community Testing Programme extended for four days to September 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400633.htm
The Government has decided to extend the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP), which was launched on September 1, for four days to September 11 after reviewing the data and experience from the operation of the community testing centres as well as the public’s demand for the testing service… after reviewing the use of the 141 community testing centres, the Government has also decided to cease the operation of 19 community testing centres after September 7.

FS visits community testing centre at Hong Kong Science Park
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400734.htm
“I would like to make an appeal to people who have yet to register to actively participate in the Programme and sign up for the tests. If it is possible to break the hidden chains of infection in the community, people’s travelling, social, shopping and consumption activities can resume in a stable and long-term pattern. It could provide the most solid support to business sectors and the overall economy.” – FS Paul Chan

CE visits community testing centres at Wong Nai Chung Sports Centre and Queen Elizabeth Stadium
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400891.htm
“The UCTP is identifying asymptomatic patients in the community for us, thereby cutting the virus transmission chains and helping Hong Kong get through the epidemic early. I appeal to members of the public to sign up to make appointments for testing immediately.” – CE Carrie Lam.

Government to join COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility      
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400833.htm
The Government has announced that it had submitted the expression of interest to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility), being part of Hong Kong’s two-pronged strategy for procurement of vaccines. The COVAX Facility, co-led by the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to foster research and development (R&D) as well as production of COVID-19 vaccines, to ensure fair and equitable distribution of vaccines to places around the world and to protect the most vulnerable populations. The aim is to have the vaccines delivered to the participating countries/economies by end-2021.

New schedule for providing free COVID-19 testing services for Hong Kong mobile fishermen and their deckhands
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400343.htm

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04/P2020090400714.htm
A 31-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for two weeks by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts on September 4 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C) (the Regulation). The man was found to have given a false residential address for use as the place of quarantine to an authorised officer at the Hong Kong International Airport on July 10.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/04.htm

All press releases Sept 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 4

Topline
– 8 new cases
– 884,000 registered for testing; 470,000 tested so far
– Total port cargo down 2.9% in first half of 2020 y-o-y

CHP investigates additional 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300581.htm
– 8 new cases (7 local + 1 imported)  
– Total now 4,839 (4,838 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 94 deaths
– 4,431 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (7); 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4839 cases of COVID-19, including 4838 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4431 were discharged and 94 were fatal cases and 286 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300609.htm

Universal Community Testing Programme statistics
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300809.htm
About 192,000 persons registered at the community testing centres for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP). About 470,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm of September 3, about 138,100 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested, while about 884,000 persons had made appointments since August 29 when online bookings opened.

Government welcomes Mainland nucleic acid test support team
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300710.htm
The third batch of 200-member support team came from Guangxi and Fujian. Together with the 10 members of the advance party and the leader of the support team (Guangdong), Mr Yu Dewen, who arrived in early-August, followed by the other 50 members, and more than 160 members led by the chief leader of the support team and Deputy Director of the Medical Administration Bureau of the National Health Commission (NHC), Mr Li Dachuan, nearly 420 members of the support team are currently in Hong Kong. The NHC will co-ordinate the deployment of more members to support Hong Kong subject to the actual need.

Tseung Kwan O Hospital announcement on loss of deep throat saliva specimens
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300891.htm
Upon notification of the incident, clinic staff immediately searched the vicinity and checked the CCTV record. The CCTV record revealed that the collection box was taken away by an old man around 1pm. Staff reported the incident to police. Clinic staff later tried to call an old man who left the clinic after taking the medicine from the clinic’s pharmacy at around the incident time. The man admitted he had taken away the collection box and abandoned the box at Hau Tak Estate car park. The police found the box at the car park around 7.45pm after clinic staff updated police. The police returned the box to the clinic.

Statistics on vessels, port cargo and containers for second quarter of 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03/P2020090300244.htm
For the first half of 2020, total port cargo throughput decreased by 2.9% compared with the first half of 2019 to 124.6 million tonnes. Within this total, inward port cargo increased by 6.4% compared with the first half of 2019 to 86.7 million tonnes, while outward port cargo decreased by 19.1% compared with the first half of 2019 to 37.9 million tonnes.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/03.htm

All press releases Sept 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 3

Topline
– 8 new cases
– 798,000 register for community testing;  278,000 tested after 2 days
– Social distancing measures eased further:
* Restaurants may remain open until 10pm
* Gyms, massage parlours to re-open
* Certain indoor sports facilities and more outdoor facilities to re-open

CHP investigates 8 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200474.htm
– 8 new cases (8 local)  
– Total now 4,831 (4,830 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 93 deaths
– 4,401 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 8 (8); 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4831 cases of COVID-19, including 4830 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4401 were discharged and 93 were fatal cases and 309 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200612.htm

HA announces two COVID-19 patients passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200338.htm
A 66-year-old male patient admitted to Yan Chai Hospital (case no. 3635) on August 2 due to persistent fever and cough. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on the same day. A 79-year-old male patient (case no. 4148), with chronic diseases, admitted to United Christian Hospital on August 9 due to cough, sore throat and epigastric discomfort.

Hospital Authority enhances communication on handling of corpses
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200799.htm
If the [COVID-19] test results cannot be available within a short time, the hospital and FEHD will handle the dead bodies as “category 2”, as a precautionary arrangement. According to the guidelines, ‘category 2’ bodies must be labelled with yellow tags. When handling the body, staff must wear appropriate protective equipment, including gloves, water-resistant gown and surgical masks. Goggles or face shields are needed for eye protection if there may be splashes. The HA will continue to maintain close liaison with the FEHD regarding the handling of dead bodies to ensure staff safety.

Statistics of Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200798.htm
A total of about 152,000 persons registered at the community testing centres around the territory for specimen collection for COVID-19 testing under the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) on September 2. A total of about 278,000 persons have registered at the centres for testing since the launch of the UCTP on September 1. As at 8pm on September 2, some 49,000 specimens collected under the UCTP had been tested. As at 8pm on September 2, a total of about 798,000 persons had made appointments since online bookings opened on August 29.

Waste at community testing centres is not clinical waste
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200876.htm
According to the views of the experts of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health, from the risk management perspective, waste at the community testing centres is not clinical waste, it is no different from household waste.

CS visits community testing centre at Queen Elizabeth Stadium
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200687.htm
After reviewing the first day operation of the UCTP, the Government decided to increase the test quota for the public to make appointments. I appeal to members of the public to actively participate in the UCTP and sign up for the tests to protect oneself and others.

Government continues to relax social distancing measures in a gradual and orderly manner
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200757.htm
– Catering establishments can remain open until 10pm
– Fitness rooms, massage parlours to re-open
– Certain indoor sports facilities and more outdoor facilities to re-open
– Masks remain mandatory in public until Sept 10 (except Country Parls)

Transcript of remarks by Secretary for Food and Health at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200694.htm
We have chosen to open some of the schedule premises. Those premises that we have opened are largely sport premises. Because we know that actually many people would like to do some exercises and some sports in the midst of the epidemic which have lasted for about eight months, people are tired and fatigued. So doing some exercises can also bring about physical as well as mental health. We felt that this is something that would have some priorities.

Hong Kong Customs investigates suspected case of supplying surgical masks with false trade descriptions to GLD
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200599.htm
A supplier involved in the case and the director of a logistics company were arrested for contravening the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO). According to the information provided by the GLD, the 32 million masks involved in the case are being kept in the GLD’s stock and have not been allocated to any government departments for use. Customs will maintain close ties with the GLD to seize the masks involved for further investigation.

GLD’s response on procurement of masks with suspected false indication of origin
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200502.htm
The Government Logistics Department (GLD) has referred a case involving a batch of masks with suspected false indication of origin to the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department for follow-up, and would make its best efforts to assist the enforcement department in its investigation.

Over $6b in subsidies approved under Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme and Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/02/P2020090200592.htm
The Secretariat of the Fund (the Secretariat) has completed vetting all of the approximately 93,000 RSSS applications and reviewed some 12,500 appeal cases. The RSSS has been concluded, with about $5.5 billion of subsidies approved for nearly 69,000 eligible retailers.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01.htm

All press releases Sept 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 2

Topline
–  12 new cases
–  674,000 register for community testing; 126,000 tested on first day
– Retail sales in July down 23.1% y-o-y; down 32.1% for first seven months

CHP investigates 12 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100585.htm
– 12 new cases (9 local + 3 imported)  
– Total now 4,823 (4,822 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 90 deaths
– 4,380 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 12 (9); 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61); 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4823 cases of COVID-19, including 4822 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4380 were discharged and 90 were fatal cases and 325 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update and  and TMH deceased patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100583.htm
A 66-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 2989) passed away at Tuen Mun Hospital on Sept 1. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to TMH on July 28 due to a sore throat, fever and cough.

First day operation of community testing centres runs smoothly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100915.htm
The Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) was launched on September 1, with all the 141 community testing centres operating smoothly. A total of about 126,000 people attended and registered at the centres for specimen taking… As at 8pm Sept 1, over 674,000 people had made online appointments since the online booking system commenced operation on August 29.

Special arrangements for Universal Community Testing Programme in Islands District
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100651.htm

CE visits community testing centre at Lai Chi Kok Park Sports Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100935.htm

Director of Health inspects and undergoes testing at community testing centre at Queen Elizabeth Stadium
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100643.htm

Transcript of remarks by Secretary for the Civil Service on UCTP
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100864.htm
Actually, the turn up rate is pretty good today. It is more than 90 per cent, so people who made the booking actually turned up and received the testing.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100480.htm
We have stressed that this [UCTP] is a service made available to people of Hong Kong who want to have this [COVID-19] test. It is also a service to enable us to identify the remaining infected cases in community so that we could return to normal as soon as possible. The Government does not have a quantifiable target to start with, but my appeal has always been to encourage as many citizens to come forward for themselves, for their loved ones, their relatives and also their co-workers in various settings as we can because we have seen from statistics that about one-quarter of the confirmed cases were without symptoms.

Provisional statistics of retail sales for July 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100264.htm
The value of total retail sales in July 2020, provisionally estimated at $26.5 billion, decreased by 23.1% compared with the same month in 2019. The revised estimate of the value of total retail sales in June 2020 decreased by 24.7% compared with a year earlier. For the first seven months of 2020 taken together, it was provisionally estimated that the value of total retail sales decreased by 32.1% compared with the same period in 2019.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Sept 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01.htm

All press releases Sept 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Sep 1

Topline
– 9 new cases
– Face-to-face classes to resume in two phases from 23 September
– 523,000 register for community testing programme  (www.communitytest.gov.hk)

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100688.htm
– 9 new cases (7 local + 2 imported)
– Total now 4,811 (4,810 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 89 deaths
– 4,342 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (7); 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4811 cases of COVID-19, including 4810 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4342 were discharged and 89 were fatal cases and 352 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100490.htm

United Christian Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100374.htm
An 83-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case nubmer: 3626) passed away. The patient, with chronic illness, was admitted to UCH on August 2 due to fever, cough and sore throat.

Pok Oi Hospital announces a patient tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100748.htm

CS Matthew Cheung visits Community Testing Centre at City Hall
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100586.htm
I appeal to members of the public to actively participate in the UCTP. The more people that participate in the programme, the higher the chances of identifying asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the community and achieving the target of early isolation and early treatment. It will help break the invisible transmission chain in the community and contain the spread of the third wave of the epidemic so that social and economic activities can resume gradually and people’s daily lives can resume as normal.

Hospital Authority Supports Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100736.htm
A Hospital Authority (HA) spokesperson said the HA supports the Government’s Universal Community Testing Programme. The programme dovetails with the epidemic control policy of “early identification, early isolation and early treatment”. The programme will help identify and eliminate the invisible transmission link in the community.  By managing the epidemic, pressure of public hospitals can be alleviated and normal operation can be resumed as soon as possible.

Latest situation of online appointments for Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100817.htm
As at 6pm on August 31, about 553,000 people had registered for the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP), to be launched on September 1, since the online booking system commenced operation on August 29.

Regular voluntary COVID-19 testing arrangement for designated groups of front-line workers at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100503.htm
The Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) will provide regular COVID-19 tests for front-line workers at Kwai Tsing Container Terminals (KTCTs) from September 1. Further to the discussion between the THB and the port operators, regular tests will be arranged for four designated groups of workers who need to work onboard cargo vessels or may have contacts with sea crews on the vessels, including stevedores, operational/yard supervisors, ship planners and security and safety officers. Around 1 200 workers are involved in these work groups. The testing is voluntary.

Secretary for Education’s remarks at media session on resumption of classes (English translation)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100596.htm
Taking into account the experience gained in the phased resumption of classes in May and June, and balancing the learning needs of students and risks in health protection, we have decided to resume face-to-face classes in two phases. The first phase starts on September 23 (Wednesday) – Secondary One, Five and Six and Primary One, Five and Six as well as Kindergarten Three can resume face-to-face classes. The second phase starts on September 29 (Tuesday) – the remaining classes, namely Secondary Two to Four and Primary Two to Four as well as Kindergarten One and Two, can also resume face-to-face classes.

SED transcript on class resumption and Liberal Studies “textbooks”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31/P2020083100773.htm
We are discussing with the CHP (Centre for Health Protection) on whether we could develop more guidelines for schools to follow. Based on the experience back in May, June and July, there are actually quite a number of scenarios, including teachers or students being confirmed cases or close contacts or their families being close contacts. These are the different scenarios that we are trying to sort out with the CHP and provide clearer guidelines for the schools to follow. But on individual confirmed cases, usually the CHP would need to do an assessment, including what is the scope of contact the student or teacher has encountered, I think, in the past few days. So there needs to be some assessment on a case-by-case basis anyway.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/31.htm

All press releases Sept 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 31

Topline 
– 15 new cases
– 420,000 register for community testing programme  (www.communitytest.gov.hk)

CHP investigates 15 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30/P2020083000564.htm
– 15 new cases (10 local + 5 imported)  
– Total now 4,802 (4,801 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 88 deaths
– 4,320 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 15 (10); 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4802 cases of COVID-19, including 4801 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4320 were discharged and 88 were fatal cases and 366 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30/P2020083000481.htm

Tuen Mun Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30/P2020083000335.htm
An 83-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 4552) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was the close contact with the confirmed case and asymptomatic. She was admitted to TMH on August 18 when the result was found positive to COVID-19.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces a pregnant woman tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30/P2020083000702.htm

Latest situation of online appointments for Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30/P2020083000760.htm
As at 6pm on August 30, over 420 000 people had registered for the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP), to be launched on September 1, since the online booking system commenced operation on August 29. Eighty community testing centres have been fully booked on September 1, the first day of the UCTP, accounting for more than half of all the 141 community testing centres.

Government takes resolute follow-up action on suspected fraudulent use of others’ personal data for UCTP booking
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30/P2020083000821.htm
So far 8 complaints involving suspected fraudulent use of others’ personal data for booking had been received. The Government took resolute follow-up action and has already referred three of these cases to the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force for investigation. The concerned bookings have been cancelled.

Government strongly rebuts fallacious comments on Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30/P2020083000650.htm
A Government spokesman expressed deep disappointment and regret over the false information on the Internet and social media platforms about the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) and stressed that the UCTP will help identify asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the community, enabling members of the public to resume their normal lives and economic activities early. The spokesman appealed to members of the public to participate in the programme to demonstrate with action the concerted efforts of the community to fight the virus.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30.htm

All press releases Aug 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 30

Topline
– 18 new cases
– Bookings now open for community testing programme  (www.communitytest.gov.hk)

CHP investigates 18 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/29/P2020082900581.htm
– 18 new cases (16 local + 2 imported)  
– Total now 4,787 (4,786 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 87 deaths
– 4,287 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 18 (16); 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4787 cases of COVID-19, including 4786 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4287 were discharged and 86 were fatal cases and 387 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/29/P2020082900598.htm

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces COVID-19 patient passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/29/P2020082900800.htm
A 70-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 4096) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to PYNEH on July 17 due to congestive heart failure and was confirmed with COVID-19 infection on August 10. He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit on August 19.

Prince of Wales Hospital announces 2 COVID-19 patients pass away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/29/P2020082900459.htm
A 63-year-old male patient (case number: 2716) with chronic disease was admitted to PWH on July 25 due to elbow injury and fever, and later tested positive for COVID-19. After treatment, the patient tested negative for COVID-19 and was released from isolation order by the Department of Health on August 24. The patient required mechanical ventilation due to respiratory failure and continued to stay at the Intensive Care Unit for treatment. His condition continued to deteriorate. A 98-year-old female patient (case number: 4565) with chronic disease was admitted to PWH on August 17 due to fever and low blood oxygen. She later tested positive for COVID-19 and her condition continued to deteriorate.

A male Police officer tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/30/P2020083000012.htm
A 29-year-old male officer stationed in Police Headquarters has been diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The police officer did not have close contact with members of the public during work and has no travel history over the past 14 days. He last attended work on August 28.

CAD-outsourced maintenance staff tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/29/P2020082900746.htm
An outsourced maintenance staff has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The staff member mainly worked at the Facilities Building of the CAD Headquarters and performed support duties without contact with members of the public at work. He was notified to have tested positive for COVID-19 on August 28 and is being treated in the Prince of Wales Hospital. He last performed his duties on August 22 and had not worked at the Air Traffic Control Centre in the last 14 days.

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet – Bookings now open
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Government statement on Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/29/P2020082900938.htm
The UCTP will be conducted between seven and 14 days, different from the (LegCo) election which is completed in one day. Moreover, the UCTP adopts an online booking arrangement which can effectively avoid the gathering of crowds or queues outside the community testing centres. The UCTP is to identity asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in the community in order to cut the transmission chain. The spokesman appealed to members of the public to join the UCTP to protect oneself and others.

Community Testing of COVID-19 for Frontline Property Management Workers to end by late August  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/29/P2020082800921.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/29.htm

All press releases Aug 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 29

Topline
– 13 new cases
–  Community testing programme: online bookings open from today

CHP investigates 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/28/P2020082800598.htm
– 13 new cases (10 local + 3 imported)  
– Total now 4,769 (4,768 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 84 deaths
– 4,249 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 13 (10); 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4769 cases of COVID-19, including 4768 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4249 were discharged and 84 were fatal cases and 409 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/28/P2020082800601.htm

HA announces two COVID-19 patients passed away
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/28/P2020082800398.htm
The Hospital Authority spokesperson today (August 28) announced the passing away of two patients confirmed with COVID-19 infection: a 91-year-old male patient (case number: 4072), admitted to United Christian Hospital on August 9 due to cough; a 76-year-old male patient (case number: 2962), admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on July 28 due to cough. Both patients had chronic diseases and their condition continued to deteriorate after admission.

Online appointments for Universal Community Testing Programme begins
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/28/P2020082800837.htm
Members of the public can make online appointments at the dedicated website of the UCTP (www.communitytest.gov.hk) starting from August 29. Members of the public are required to provide their name, Hong Kong Identity (HKID) card number and contact telephone numbers when making online appointments. They can then choose the community testing centre, testing date and time slot. The community testing centres will open from 8am to 8pm with a one-hour break for cleaning and disinfection, with each time slot lasting for 30 minutes. A confirmation notification will be sent to participants by SMS after making appointments.  

CE welcomes arrival of Mainland nucleic acid test support team
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/28/P2020082800783.htm
Mrs Lam expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Central Government for its positive response to the request of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by establishing speedily a support team and providing necessary equipment and resources to enhance the testing capability of Hong Kong in a short period of time, enabling the HKSAR Government to launch the large-scale Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP ) to provide voluntary virus testing for all citizens. She thanked each member of the support team on behalf of the Hong Kong people.

Government encourages taxi trade to join Universal Community Testing Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/28/P2020082800789.htm
The TD appeals to members of the public transport trade sector (including taxi drivers) to actively participate in the UCTP with a view to achieving the target of early identification of asymptomatic COVID-19 patients to cut the community transmission chain and continuously adopt all feasible prevention measures to protect public health.
 
Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) – Video explainer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baFr3GglTLg

Franchised bus companies to enhance services next week
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/28/P2020082800732.htm
To align with the gradual resumption of more basic public services by the Government, and also the arrangements for the new school year, franchised bus companies will strengthen or gradually resume bus services next week.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/28.htm

All press releases Aug 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 28

Topline 
– 21 new cases
– Dine-in services allowed until 8.59pm from today
– Masks may be removed from today for outdoor exercise

CHP investigates 21 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700524.htm
–  21 new cases (18 local + 3 imported)  
– Total now 4,756 (4,755 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 81 deaths
– 4,200 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 21 (18); 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4756 cases of COVID-19, including 4755 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4,200 were discharged and 79 were fatal cases and 450 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700530.htm

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700331.htm
An 81-year-old female patient (case number: 3960) was admitted to the TMH on August 7 due to fever and cough, while a 70-year-old male patient (case number: 2086) was admitted to the TMH on July 21 due to fever and asthma. The patients had chronic diseases.

A male Police officer tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700806.htm
A 36-year-old Police Constable who is stationed in Kowloon West Region has been diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). He underwent a virus test in a designated clinic on August 26 and tested positive for COVID-19. The police officer did not have close contact with members of the public during work and has no travel history over the past 14 days. He last attended work on August 25.

Tourism Commission arranges free and voluntary COVID-19 testing for frontline staff of hotels
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700616.htm
Some 18,000 frontline staff of over 200 hotels who are willing to take the free and voluntary testing have earlier submitted their registrations to the Tourism Commission through their respective hotels. Upon receipt of the sampling kits, staff have to register information at the government website: www.tgptest.gov.hk. Upon collecting the deep throat saliva specimen by themselves, they should return their specimen to the testing agency via their hotels for testing.

Government begins to relax social distancing measures in a gradual and orderly manner
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700033.htm
The Government gazetted on August 27 directions and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I) to relax social distancing measures in a gradual and orderly manner. The above directions and specifications will take effect at 0.00am on August 28 for a period of seven days till September 3.

FEHD issues updated directions and guidelines on provision of dine-in services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700791.htm
From August 28 to September 3, catering businesses are allowed to provide dine-in services from 5am to 8.59pm subject to the following requirements: a person must wear a mask at any time except when the person is consuming food or drink; body temperature screening must be conducted before the person is allowed to enter the catering premises; tables must be arranged in a way to ensure there is a distance of at least 1.5 m or some form of partition which could serve as effective buffer between one table and another table; hand sanitisers must be provided for any person at the premises; the number of customers at any catering premises must not exceed 50% of the seating capacity of the premises; and no more than two persons may be seated together at one table within any catering premises.

Latest arrangements on LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700407.htm
Running tracks in sports grounds will be reopened for jogging on August 29, while running tracks in Kowloon Tsai Sports Ground will be reopened on September 7. Outdoor leisure venues to be reopened on August 31 include tennis courts, bowling greens, Ngau Chi Wan Park Archery Range, Shek O Obstacle Golf Course and the archery range, golf driving range and practice greens at Tuen Mun Recreation and Sports Centre. The Internet Booking Service of Leisure Link will resume on August 30 (Sunday) for the public to book the above fee charging facilities to be reopened. Counter booking and self-service kiosks at the above outdoor leisure venues will resume operation on the same day of reopening. The Leisure Link Booking Office of the District Leisure Services Offices will resume booking services on August 31.

Transport Department to fully resume driving test (road test) services from September 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700558.htm
Driving test (road test) services will fully resume from September 7. Candidates who have been scheduled to take a road test on or after September 7 should attend the test according to the test date, time and driving test centre specified in the driving test appointment letter. Candidates affected by the suspension of the driving test centres will be notified individually of their rescheduled test dates.

EDB and representatives of secondary and primary school heads meet on arrangements for school commencement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27/P2020082700775.htm
For the prevention and control of COVID-19, all secondary and primary students will learn from home with the support of schools upon commencement of the new school year on September 1. The Chief Executive and the Secretary for Education thanked all principals and teachers for designing and arranging suitable teaching activities including online lessons for students. They also listened to the views from the school head representatives on resumption of face-to-face classes.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/27.htm

All press releases Aug 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 27

Topline
– 24 new cases
– Inflatable testing lab ready to start operation on September 1
– Goods exports down 3%, imports down 3.4% in July y-o-y

CHP investigates 24 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/26/P2020082600746.htm
– 24 new cases (24 local)
– Total now 4,735 (4,734 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 79 deaths
– 4,161 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 24 (24); 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4735 cases of COVID-19, including 4734 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4161 were discharged and 78 were fatal cases and 469 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/26/P2020082600475.htm

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/26/P2020082600676.htm
An 81-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 2988) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to TMH on July 30 due to fever and cough.

Temporary inflatable laboratory geared up
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/26/P2020082600832.htm
The temporary air-inflated laboratory at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre is now ready, following some two weeks of preparation, to support large-scale testing under the Government’s Universal Community Testing Programme (UCT Programme) to be launched on September 1… The Public Health Laboratory Services Branch (PHLSB) of the Department of Health (DH) has been designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) this year as the WHO COVID-19 Reference Lab and WHO COVID-19 external quality assessment programme provider. The PHLSB also provides a quality assessment programme for local laboratories. The temporary air-inflated laboratory had passed the DH’s assessment under the external quality assessment programme and complied with the requirements to provide COVID-19 tests for the Government. The laboratory also meets the requirements of a Biosafety Level 2 laboratory, and has implemented relevant infection control measures to ensure hygiene and appropriate waste management without emission of harmful gas.

Government responds to media enquiries on BGI’s testing services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/26/P2020082600907.htm
The Government reiterated that all private laboratories providing testing services for the Government must participate in and pass the CHP’s External Quality Assessment Programme (EQAP) for COVID-19 testing so as to ensure the technical level of testing services provided. According to the DH’s record, the temporary air-inflated laboratory at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre operated with the support of the Sunrise Diagnostic Centre Limited passed the PHLSB’s EQAP on August 18 and the accuracy of its sample pooling method was confirmed. In addition, BGI and the Sunrise Diagnostic Centre Limited participated in and passed the EQAP for their testing facilities in June and July respectively.

External merchandise trade statistics for July 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/26/P2020082600345.htm
In July 2020, the value of total exports of goods decreased by 3.0% over a year earlier to $328.5 billion, after a year-on-year decrease of 1.3% in June 2020. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods decreased by 3.4% over a year earlier to $358.3 billion in July 2020, after a year-on-year decrease of 7.1% in June 2020… For the first seven months of 2020 as a whole, the value of total exports of goods decreased by 6.3% over the same period in 2019. Concurrently, the value of imports of goods decreased by 8.5%.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Universal Community Testing Programme website
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Universal Community Testing Programme information booklet
https://www.communitytest.gov.hk/_doc/doc/Community_Testing_Programme_Leaflet_EN.pdf

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/26.htm

All press releases Aug 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 26

Topline
– 19 new cases
– Social distancing measures extended from Aug 28, with some measures relaxed:
* Dine-in services at catering established extended to 9pm
* Cinemas, beauty parlours to re-open
* Some outdoor sports with little physical contact to resume (e.g. tennis, golf, bowling, cycling, shooting, horse riding)
* Masks may be removed during strenuous physical activities in public, and in country parks    

CHP investigates 19 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500609.htm
– 19 new cases (16 local +  3 imported)
– Total now 4,711 (4,710 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 78 deaths
– 4,108 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 19 (16); 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4711 cases of COVID-19, including 4710 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4108 were discharged and 77 were fatal cases (and 499 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500588.htm

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500854.htm
A 71-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 2890) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to PYNEH on July 25 after being tested positive for COVID-19.

Customs Officer tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500903.htm
A Customs Officer has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The officer is posted to the China Ferry Terminal and mainly performed logistic duties without contact with members of the public at work. He last performed his duties this Sunday (August 23).

Princess Margaret Hospital announces two supporting staff members tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500648.htm

Hong Kong Children Hospital announces a preliminarily positive case of COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500615.htm

Government amends Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation and extends social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500904.htm
The Government on August 25 gazetted amendments to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I) to expressly provide that engaging in any strenuous physical activity, including sports activity, in public places (except indoor areas) would be a reasonable excuse for not wearing a mask. The relevant amendment will take effect from August 28. In the meantime, the Government has been closely monitoring the latest development of the epidemic situation in Hong Kong and has decided to, unless the epidemic situation takes a sudden downturn, issue the new directions and specifications before this Friday to relax social distancing measures in a gradual and orderly manner. These directions and specifications would take effect from 0.00am August 28, 2020. The social distancing measures under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I) currently in place (see press release issued on August 17) will be extended until August 27.

Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500697.htm
We would … extend the existing social distancing measures under Cap. 599F, Cap. 599G and also Cap. 599I for two more days until August 27.
 However, under the new normal, it is not possible for us to wait until there are no more local cases before relaxing the social distancing measures. Hence, unless there are drastic changes to the epidemic situation, we would issue new directions before Friday on the following areas to:
 (1) Extend the dine-in services allowed to 9pm
 (2) Allow re-opening of the following scheduled premises: cinemas, beauty parlours, and some outdoor sports premises for activities involving little physical contact
 (3) Allow people not to wear masks in country parks while doing exercises.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500437.htm
The purpose of launching the Universal Community Testing is to identify as early as possible any silent transmitters in society so that we will feel safer to consider the next stage of social distancing measures with a view that Hong Kong’s economy and people’s livelihood could resume normal as soon as possible, and testing has always been a useful instrument locally and globally… your question seems to focus on the differences or the situation comparing this Universal Community Testing with the carrying out of a LegCo election. I think there are a lot of differences between the two arrangements. As far as the Universal Community Testing is concerned, we are not cramming it into a single day. We have allowed ourselves up to two weeks to invite members of the community to come forward for the testing. Secondly, we are going to do an online booking system, preferably we will not be seeing crowds or long queues in front of the swabbing stations to have the test done. I really think it’s inappropriate or just unreasonable to try to compare the LegCo election to the Universal Community Testing.

Government responds to media enquires on infection control measures at container port
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500854.htm
The Transport and Housing Bureau (THB) has been closely communicating with the terminal operators to ensure that the infection area is kept under control and that the terminal operation would not be disrupted as far as possible.  As at this morning, the terminal operators have already returned over 90 per cent (more than 7 100) of the distributed bottles with specimens to the Department of Health (DH) for testing.

SLW visits specimen collection centre for COVID-19 testing service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500779.htm
The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, visited the specimen collection centre at Harbour Road Sports Centre on Aug 25 to learn more about the specimen collection process of the free COVID-19 testing service for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs). “I strongly encourage FDHs staying in boarding facilities to actively participate in the free test to safeguard their health, especially before they join their new employers’ family. Employers are advised to check that their new FDHs have a valid negative test result before joining the family. Also, employment agencies are encouraged to help FDHs register for and take the test at the specimen collection centre,” Dr Law said.

Medical and healthcare sectors respond positively to UCTP (Universal Community Testing Programme)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500865.htm
The medical and healthcare sectors respond positively to the programme, with so far more than 5 000 personnel from the sectors enrolling to participate in the UCTP. The spokesman expressed gratitude to the medical and healthcare sectors for their support to the programme… The community testing centres will operate from 8am to 8pm and time will be reserved for cleaning and disinfection. Members of the public are required to make an appointment online by providing their personal particulars and choosing the testing location and time slot. Booking arrangements and other details will be announced in due course.
 
EMSD arranges free COVID-19 testing for lift and escalator trade practitioners
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500592.htm
Taking into account the specific circumstances of lift and escalator trade practitioners, the Government will extend the free target group testing services to them. The EMSD will distribute self-sampling kits via the registered lift and escalator contractors (registered contractors) to their employees, i.e. registered lift and escalator engineers and workers, as well as general workers and apprentices. These practitioners should take deep throat saliva samples by themselves and return the samples to the testing agency via their employers for testing.
 
Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order    
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/25/P2020082500693.htm
A 40-year-old man was sentenced to two weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, by the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts on August 25 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap 599E) (the Regulation). The man was earlier issued a compulsory quarantine order stating that he must conduct quarantine at a residential address stated by himself on the quarantine order for 14 days. The man was later found to have given a false residential address for use as the place of quarantine to an authorised officer at Hong Kong International Airport.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/24.htm

All press releases Aug 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 25

Topline 
–  9 new cases
–  Testing for 500 EPD frontline staff  

CHP investigates 9 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/24/P2020082400527.htm
– 9 new cases (7 local +  2 imported)
– Total now 4,692 (4,691 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 77 deaths
– 4,052 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 9 (7); 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4692 cases of COVID-19, including 4691 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4052 were discharged and 77 were fatal cases  and 536 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/24/P2020082400508.htm

Tin Shui Wai Hospital announces a patient tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/24/P2020082400736.htm

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/24/P2020082400590.htm

AFCD continues to provide free COVID-19 testing services for Hong Kong mobile fishermen and their deckhands
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/24/P2020082400624.htm
Subsequent to providing free COVID-19 testing for all Hong Kong mobile fishermen and their deckhands on board vessels operating in Mainland waters last week, the AFCD will continue to provide the same services for free this Wednesday (August 26). All Hong Kong mobile fishermen and the deckhands hired on board their fishing vessels or fisheries ancillary vessels operating in Mainland waters are eligible for the services.

EPD arranges COVID-19 testing for frontline staff
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/24/P2020082400669.htm
The ​Environmental Protection Department (EPD) announced that about 500 frontline staff who have frequent contact with members of the public will be arranged to undergo COVID-19 testing on August 25 and 26 to safeguard the health of the public and the staff.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/24.htm

All press releases Aug 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 24

Topline
– 25 new cases
– Free COVID-19 tests for FDH awaiting new contracts

CHP investigates 25 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/23/P2020082300512.htm
–  25 new cases (19 local +  6 imported)
– Total now 4,683 (4,682 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 77 deaths
– 4,018 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 25 (19); 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4683 cases of COVID-19, including 4682 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 4018 were discharged and 77 were fatal cases and 561 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/23/P2020082300511.htm

Foreign domestic helpers waiting to join new employers may make appointment for free COVID-19 testing service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/23/P2020082300445.htm
The Labour Department (LD) will commence registration on August 24 for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) whose previous employment contracts have expired or have been terminated and who are waiting to join the new employers’ family to make an appointment for a COVID-19 testing service. The testing is voluntary and free of charge. Eligible FDHs are required to make a prior appointment by telephone and provide their specimens at a specific time slot at Harbour Road Sports Centre, the designated temporary specimen collection centre.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces a preliminary positive case of COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/23/P2020082300638.htm

Clerical Assistant of CEDB preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/23/P2020082300710.htm
A Clerical Assistant was tested preliminarily positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Clerical Assistant is mainly responsible for providing supporting services on the 23rd floor of the West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Tamar. He does not have contact with members of the public in his daily work. He last performed duties on August 20.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/23.htm

All press releases Aug 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 23

Topline
– 26 new cases

CHP investigates 26 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22/P2020082200683.htm
–  26 new cases (24 local +  2 imported)
– Total now 4,658 (4,657 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 77 deaths
– 3,974 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 26 (24); 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4658 cases of COVID-19, including 4657 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3974 were discharged and 76 were fatal cases and 581 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22/P2020082200617.htm

Prince of Wales Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22/P2020082200515.htm
An 82-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 4367) passed away. The patient was admitted to the Hospital due to fever on August 11.

Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22/P2020082200880.htm
A 65-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 4235) passed away. The patient with chronic disease admitted to the Hospital on August 10 due to fever, cough and shortness of breath and was transferred to Intensive Care Unit on the same day.

SWD Social Security Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22/P2020082200645.htm
A Social Security Assistant (SSA) of To Kwa Wan Social Security Field Unit who works at the office in To Kwa Wan Government Offices has tested positive for COVID-19. The SSA last performed duties in the office on August 7 and the office concerned since late July has been temporarily closed to the public but has maintained services on a limited scale through other modes of service delivery.

Water sampler of Water Supplies Department tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22/P2020082200651.htm
A water sampler of its New Territories West Regional Laboratory was tested positive for COVID-19 today. The water sampler last went to work on August 19. His major duty is to take water samples from waterworks installations and public accessible taps (for example, taps in Government venues). He had no direct contact with the public.

FEHD strives to enhance cleaning and disinfection and anti-rodent work in markets
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22/P2020082200227.htm

Latest arrangements for Hongkong Post services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22/P2020082200497.htm
All post offices (including mobile post offices and all post offices situated in Wong Tai Sin District) will resume their normal business hours starting from August 24. In parallel, mail collection from posting boxes and mail delivery service (including that for Speedpost items) will also resume normal.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/22.htm

All press releases Aug 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 22

Topline
– 27 new cases
– Govt gazettes latest legislative amendments on disease prevention
– Universal community testing from 1 September
– Report released on stable supply of PPE
– Enhanced subsidies for catering businesses

CHP investigates 27 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100744.htm
–  27 new cases (18 local +  9 imported)
– Total now 4,632 (4,631 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 75 deaths
– 3,900 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 27 (18); 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4632 cases of COVID-19, including 4631 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3900 were discharged and 75 were fatal cases and 630 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://ww.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100602.htm

Government gazettes latest amendments and specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance and announces latest immigration control measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100940.htm
– Compulsory quarantine for arrivals extended one month to October 7
– Restriction on arrivals from Hubei lifted from Aug 21
– Contact tracing legal provisions strengthened
– Ethiopia added as “very high-risk” location from Aug 28

Universal Community Testing Programme to be launched on September 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100711.htm
The Government will launch the Universal Community Testing Programme (UCTP) on September 1 to provide a one-off free testing service for members of the public. The UCTP is scheduled to run for seven days. Subject to actual progress, it may be extended for no more than seven days. Except for children under 6 years old and people not suitable for the test, all holders of valid Hong Kong identity cards or birth certificates who are asymptomatic can participate in the programme on a voluntary basis. The Government will set up community testing centres in all districts across the territory. Members of the public can make an appointment online by providing their personal particulars and choosing the testing location and time slot. Booking arrangements and other details will be announced in due course.

Transcript of remarks of press conference on COVID update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100914.htm
“As far as the universal community testing, from the experts, I mean my four experts on the panel, from the very beginning, testing is regarded as very important by the experts, especially by Professor Yuen, because it is through testing that we could identify as early as possible the infected cases and then put them under isolation and treatment so that there will be no chance for the disease to spread. There is no doubt about the value of testing.” – CE Carrie Lam

Government welcomes Mainland nucleic acid test support team
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100796.htm
The 50-member support team that arrived on Aug 21, together with the first batch who arrived in early August, is led by Mr Yu Dewen, co-ordinated by the Central Government and was established by the National Health Commission. Ten members arrived in Hong Kong in early August and immediately assisted in the preparatory work for the temporary laboratory to substantially ramp up Hong Kong’s virus testing capability. The arrival of other members of the support team will boost efforts of the HKSAR to carry out community testing.

Community Testing Programme for COVID-19 for Pregnant Women ends on Aug 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100696.htm

Government responds to media enquiries on arrangement of COVID-19 tests by individual organisations or individuals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100919.htm
According to the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A), medical practitioners who have reason to suspect the existence of a case of scheduled infectious disease (including COVID-19), shall notify the Director of Health immediately. Failure to comply will constitute an offence. Further, laboratories which conduct COVID-19 tests are required to provide specimen tested positive and relevant personal information to the Public Health Laboratory Services Branch under the Department of Health for confirmation, to ensure that the infected person could be isolated and receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible, and that epidemiological investigation could be conducted.

CE appeals to public to fight virus together with confidence
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100923.htm
“The stringent social distancing measures introduced recently have no doubt had an impact on the local businesses and brought inconvenience to the people. Nevertheless, the coming week is a critical juncture. I hope enterprises and members of the public exercise patience. The Government will closely observe if the emerging downward trend in the number of confirmed cases will continue and implement various types of follow-up work.” – CE Carrie Lam

With the easing of the epidemic, the HKSAR Government will launch the work to rebuild the economy immediately, including leveraging the health code system to resume normal contact between people in Hong Kong and in the Mainland, exploring the setting up of ‘travel bubbles’ and working in other areas such as commerce and trade, finance, innovation and technology, public works projects and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The HKSAR Government will strive to support the sectors hardest hit by the epidemic, including continuing to implement the second tranche of the Employment Support Scheme and other support programmes as well as rolling out the third round of the Anti-epidemic Fund.

Ensuring a stable supply of personal protective equipment
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100682.htm
The report summarises the multi-pronged approach to strengthen government procurement, efforts devoted to supporting frontline medical staff, ways to enhance local PPE supply, and efforts made to meet urgent community needs in terms of PPE.

FEHD will enhance Catering Business (Social Distancing) Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100841.htm
The enhanced scheme will open for applications by those eligible licence holders of general restaurants, light refreshment restaurants, marine restaurants and factory canteens who are eligible for the CSS but have not applied for the first tranche of subsidy, including those food licence holders who have obtained the first tranche of subsidy from the Employment Support Scheme (ESS) but do not intend to apply for the second tranche of the ESS subsidy. Those applicants are required to be still in operation. Upon approval, the FEHD will provide subsidies ranging from $125,000 to $1.1 million to eligible licence holders in support of payment of employees’ salaries for a three-month period (i.e. September to November of this year) according to the floor areas of the premises.

Immigration Department service arrangements
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21/P2020082100850.htm
Basic and limited public services will be resumed at its offices at the Immigration Headquarters, Immigration Branch Offices, Registration of Persons Offices, and Births, Deaths and Marriage Registries with effect from August 24.
 
Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/21.htm

All press releases Aug 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 October

Aug 21

Topline  
–  18 new cases
– Government services to gradually return to normal from Aug 24

CHP investigates 18 additional confirmed cases of COVID-1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000666.htm
– 18 new cases (17 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 4,605 (4,604 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 75 deaths
– 3,827 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 18 (17); 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4605 cases of COVID-19, including 4604 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3827 were discharged and 73 were fatal cases and 678 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public Hospital Update
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000499.htm

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000311.htm
A 92-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 4281) passed away. The patient with chronic diseases was admitted to QEH on August 11 due to a fever.

Prince of Wales Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000757.htm
A 72-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 1568) passed away. The patient with underlying disease was admitted to the Hospital due to fever on July 13.

Kwong Wah Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000850.htm
A 71-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 1718) passed away. The patient was admitted to the KWH Accident and Emergency Department on July 16 due to fever and shortness of breath.

SWD Clerical Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000602.htm
A Clerical Assistant (CA) of Kowloon City Probation and Community Service Orders Office (Sub-office), has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The CA last performed duties at To Kwa Wan Government Offices on August 10 and Kowloon City Law Courts Building on August 14.

General outpatient clinics continue distribution of specimen packs
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000462.htm
The HA will extend the said service arrangement for another three months after the four-week trial.

FEHD arranges one-off free COVID-19 testing service for staff of supermarkets and club catering premises and licensed hawkers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000506.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) has launched a COVID-19 testing service for staff of supermarkets and catering business staff of clubhouses that hold a Certificate of Compliance and have submitted an application for registration with the Home Affairs Department (HAD), as well as licensed hawkers. The persons concerned do not need to register online. The testing agency (Prenetics Limited) will progressively deliver specimen bottles to all supermarkets and club catering premises as well as licensed hawkers for collecting deep throat saliva samples from today.

Public services to resume in a safe and orderly manner from Aug 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000520.htm
In view of the latest development of the epidemic situation, the Government announced on August 20 that government departments will gradually resume the provision of basic public services, which have been suspended or reduced in scale, from August 24 to meet the needs of the public and enterprises. The current epidemic situation remains severe. While fighting the epidemic remains the top priority of the Government, taking into account the need for the functioning of society, bureaux/departments should provide more public services from August 24 onwards upon the implementation of targeted measures to reduce social contact and measures for infection control. The Government’s ultimate goal is to resume full public services when conditions permit.

Consumer Price Indices for July 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20/P2020082000305.htm
Overall consumer prices fell by 2.3% in July 2020 over the same month a year earlier, after an increase of 0.7% in June 2020. The decrease in July was mainly due to the Government’s payment of public housing rentals and waiver of two-thirds of rent for tenants of Group B estates by Hong Kong Housing Society in July 2020.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/20.htm

All press releases Aug 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 20

Topline
– 26 new cases
– Unemployment rate drops slightly to 6.1%
– HKTB Wine & Dine Festival goes virtual; Cyclothon cancelled
– HKMA relaxes mortgage measures on non-residential properties

CHP investigates 26 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081900913.htm
– 26 new cases (23 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 4,587 (4,586 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 72 deaths
– 3,779 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 26 (23); 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4,587 cases of COVID-19, including 4,586 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3779 were discharged and 72 were fatal cases  and 709 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081900852.htm

United Christian Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081900812.htm
An 86-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 1767) passed away. The patient was admitted to UCH on July 14 due to fever and was confirmed positive for COVID-19. After treatment, the patient’s condition improved and he tested negative for COVID-19. He was released from an isolation order on July 28. However, the patient developed secondary bacterial pneumonia and continued to stay in hospital for treatment.

LCSD library staff member preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081900714.htm
The library staff member concerned works at Lam Tin Public Library (LTPL) situated on the fifth and sixth floors of Lam Tin Complex in Kwun Tong District. She last performed duties on August 18.

Detainee at Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081901120.htm
A Thai detained at the Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre (CIC) has tested positive for COVID-19. In view of the latest development, all persons newly admitted to CIC will be put under isolation and will undergo deep throat saliva testing.The Thai overstayer concerned was arrested by Police on August 16 and sent to CIC for detention pending prosecution on the same day. The Thai and other three persons newly admitted to CIC were immediately put under isolation and were required to undergo deep throat saliva testing. The four persons concerned had not been in contact with any other detainees in CIC or any members of the public while waiting for the test result. The Thai was confirmed tested positive for COVID-19 on August 18 and was admitted to hospital for treatment.

AFCD provides free COVID-19 testing services for Hong Kong mobile fishermen and their deckhands
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081901048.htm
As all Hong Kong mobile fishermen and their deckhands on board vessels operating in Mainland waters are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result issued by one of the medical-testing institutions recognised by Hong Kong within 72 hours prior to entry to the Mainland, the AFCD has started to provide free testing services to the above-mentioned people.

Majority of applications under Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms processed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081900961.htm
Among some 14 000 applications received under the Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms (the Scheme) under the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund, over 12,000 applicants have been notified of their vetting results. Over 11,000 applications have been approved so far, involving about $560 million in subsidies. The Government is now processing some 2 000 remaining applications involving relatively complicated situations, such as chain operators supplementing or amending information after submission of applications, and the need to verify the bank account information for subsidy transfer in some cases.

Unemployment and underemployment statistics for May – July 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081900572.htm
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 6.2% in April – June 2020 to 6.1% in May – July 2020. The underemployment rate also decreased from 3.7% in April – June 2020 to 3.5% in May – July 2020.

Prudential measures relaxed for mortgage loans on non-residential properties
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19/P2020081900826.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on August 19 relaxed the counter-cyclical macro-prudential measures for mortgage loans on non-residential properties. The applicable loan-to-value ratio caps for mortgage loans on non-residential properties are adjusted upward by 10 percentage points, from 40 per cent to 50 per cent for general cases. The adjustment takes effect from August 20, 2020.

HKTB: Wine & Dine Festival goes virtual; Cyclothon cancelled  
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/08-wine%20and%20dine-E.pdf

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/19.htm

All press releases Aug 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 19

Topline
– 36 new cases
– Brazil frozen chicken samples test negative for COVID
– HK Post arranges tests for front-line staff

CHP investigates  additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18/P2020081800607.htm
– 36 new cases (35 local + 1 imported)
– Total now 4,561 (4,560 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 71 deaths
– 3,677 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 36 (35); 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4561 cases of COVID-19, including 4560 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3677 were discharged and 70 were fatal cases and 787 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18/P202008180051.htm

Princess Margaret Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18/P2020081800498.htm
A 95-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 3734) passed away. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to Caritas Medical Centre on August 3 due to fever and cough and transferred to PMH on August 6.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18/P2020081800756.htm
A 64-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case no: 1602) passed away this afternoon. The patient with chronic diseases was admitted to QEH on June 19 due to her underlying diseases.

YCH announces preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18/P2020081800603.htm

CFS announces negative test results for poultry meat samples from Brazil
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18/P2020081800683.htm
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said that in view of a notice issued by the Shenzhen Headquarters for Prevention and Control of Pneumonia Epidemic Caused by Novel Coronavirus that a surface sample of chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for COVID-19 in Shenzhen, the CFS had taken a total of 40 samples of frozen chicken meat from Brazil at import and wholesale levels for testing of the COVID-19 as a precautionary measure. All samples tested negative for the COVID-19.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18/P2020081800431.htm
When will the AEF (Anti-Epidemic Fund) 3.0 be rolled out? On the last two occasions – as an indicator, I wouldn’t say this is a commitment – we took about three weeks from announcement to funding approval by the Finance Committee. I understand that the Legislative Council President and the Chairman of the House Committee have decided to convene a special meeting of the House Committee on August 28 to discuss our anti-epidemic work. That will be about 10 days from now, so hopefully we will be able to present some proposals for discussion and thereafter take the case to the Finance Committee for approval because there is no way that we could meet those additional requirements from the contingency that I used to tell you. There used to be a contingency within the AEF 2.0, but that contingency has also been more or less exhausted over the last few weeks.

Hongkong Post arranges COVID-19 testing for frontline staff
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18/P2020081800300.htm
Hongkong Post has announced that around 3,800 frontline staff responsible for mail delivery, outdoor duties and counter service will undergo COVID-19 testing in batches on August 20 and 21.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/18.htm

All press releases Aug 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 18

Topline
– 44 new cases
– Social distancing measures extended until Aug 25
– Airport Authority extends support measures by 2 months

CHP investigates 44 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/17/P2020081700491.htm
– 44 new cases (31 local + 13 imported)
– Total now 4,525 (4,524 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 69 deaths
– 3,599 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 44 (31); 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4525 cases of COVID-19, including 4524 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3599 were discharged and 69 were fatal cases and 831 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/17/P2020081700589.htm

Government extends social distancing measures until Aug 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/17/P2020081700445.htm
The stubbornly high proportion of new cases with unknown sources of infection at some 40 per cent and their widely varying trades and settings indicates that silent or sub-clinical transmission chains are prevalent in the community. It is highly worrying that such transmission chains persist despite extensive testing. Unlike the second wave which has been subdued much faster, the third wave is declining slowly notwithstanding the most stringent border control and social distancing measures being imposed since mid-July 2020 …   We understand that people are getting impatient over the prolonged quasi-lockdowns and they wish to start resuming social and economic activities. However, it is not yet the time for relaxation and there is no room for complacency in epidemic control. If Hong Kong wants to revert to a sustained low level of infection, the community needs to continue its vigilance in fighting the pandemic together.

Airport Authority extends support measures 2 months until end-October
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2020/pr_1471
The measures include full waiver of parking charge for idle passenger aircraft and airbridge fees; reduction of passenger aircraft landing charges; fees reduction related to ramp handling, maintenance and airside vehicles; as well as rental reduction for terminal tenants covering lounges and offices; fees waiver for terminal licencees including ancillary passenger services, commercial services counters and cross-border transport operators; and concessions on franchise fees for aviation support services such as into-plane fuelling…The rental relief for retail and catering tenants will also continue. Most of the shops and restaurants in the terminal have suspended business and their rental is waived. For those that remain open to provide essential services, the base rent is waived.    

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/17.htm

All press releases Aug 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 17

Topline  
– 74 new cases

CHP investigates 74 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/16/P2020081600608.htm
– 74 new cases (70 local +  4 imported)
– Total now 4,481 (4,480 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 69 deaths
– 3,549 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 74 (70); 46 (39); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4481 cases of COVID-19, including 4,480 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3,549 were discharged and 69 were fatal cases and 837 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/16/P2020081600580.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/16.htm

All press releases Aug 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 16

Topline
– 46 new cases
– Free testing extended for pregnant women

CHP investigates 48 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/15/P2020081500612.htm
– 46 new cases (41 local +  7 imported)
– Total now 4,407 (4,406 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 68 deaths (1 reported on Aug 15)
– 3,488 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 46 (41); 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4407 cases of COVID-19, including 4406 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3488 were discharged and 68 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 1940, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2131, 2246, 2269, 2405, 2429, 2480, 2701, 2703, 2705, 2745, 2747, 2789, 2793, 2794, 2842, 2896, 2914, 2942, 2951, 2955, 3122, 3153, 3196, 3201, 3367, 3372, 3423, 3553, 3639, 3714, 3733, 3771, 3782, 4088 and 4146), and 825 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/15/P2020081500485.htm

United Christian Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/15/P2020081500728.htm
A 90-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 2804) passed away on Aug 15. The patient, with chronic illness, was admitted to UCH on July 28 due to fever, cough and sore throat.

Community Testing Programme for COVID-19 for Pregnant Women extended for two weeks
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/15/P2020081400619.htm
The programme is extended for two weeks until August 29 to benefit more pregnant women in need. The service will be centralised and provided in Yan Chai Hospital Multi-Services Complex.

FEHD continues to enhance anti-epidemic measures and cleaning and disinfection in markets
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/15/P2020081400844.htm
The FEHD is also liaising with the EMSD to improve the air ventilation in some markets, and standalone air coolers will be placed in some of the markets in regard to circumstances on the ground. In addition, to enhance the effectiveness of epidemic prevention, the FEHD has progressively installed automatic dispensers in toilets in markets, and sensor-type toilet seat sanitisers in toilet cubicles. Starting from end August, anti-microbial coating will be applied to the communal areas and facilities of more than 40 markets with high patronage rate in phases.

Principal technical officer of Housing Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/15/P2020081500811.htm
The officer concerned works on the seventh floor of Block 3 at the Hong Kong Housing Authority Headquarters in Ho Man Tin. The floor concerned is not a public floor and is not open to the public. He last performed duties on August 13.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/15.htm

All press releases Aug 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 15

Topline
– 48 new cases
– Airport testing centre to relocate to Mid-field concourse
– Economy contracts 9% y-o-y in Q2
– Visitor arrivals down 99% y-o-y in July

CHP investigates 48 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/14/P2020081400639.htm
– 48 new cases (46 local +  2 imported)
– Total now 4,361 (4,360 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 67 deaths
– 3,392 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 48 (46); 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4361 cases of COVID-19, including 4360 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3392 were discharged and 66 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 1940, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2131, 2246, 2269, 2405, 2429, 2480, 2701, 2703, 2705, 2745, 2747, 2789, 2793, 2842, 2896, 2914, 2942, 2951, 2955, 3122, 3153, 3196, 3201, 3367, 3372, 3423, 3553, 3639, 3714, 3733, 3771, 4088 and 4146), and 877 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/14/P2020081400535.htm

DH Temporary Specimen Collection Centre to be relocated
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/14/P2020081400448.htm
The Department of Health (DH) announced that the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) currently set up at AsiaWorld-Expo will be relocated to the Mid-field Concourse located in the restricted area of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) on August 18. A DH spokesman said that with the larger size of the new location, more inbound travellers can be accommodated for collecting their samples for testing and waiting for test results.

COVID-19 testing service extended to employees of franchised bus companies, kaito operators and driving schools and private driving instructors  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/14/P2020081400669.htm
The Transport Department (TD) announced that, in order to enhance the anti-epidemic measures, the COVID-19 testing service,which has been provided to the transport trades since mid-July, will be extended to employees of franchised bus companies, kaito operators, designated driving schools, driving improvement schools and pre-service training schools for public light bus drivers, as well as private driving instructors, starting from next Monday (August 17).

31,000 specimens collected under HAD’s Community Testing Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/14/P2020081400845.htm
The extension of this scheme has successfully identified the infected persons hidden in the community. This shows that the community testing scheme is effective in early identification, isolation and treatment of the infected and is important in the fight against the epidemic.
       
Female security guard employed by Housing Department’s car park contractor tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/14/P2020081400361.htm
The concerned security guard works at Lai King Estate car park in Kwai Chung, and is responsible for patrolling and guard booth duties at morning shift. She last performed duties on August 10

Economic situation in second quarter of 2020 and latest GDP and price forecasts for 2020  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/14/P2020081400405.htm
The Hong Kong economy remained very weak in the second quarter of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to deal heavy blows to global and local economic activities. Real GDP fell notably by 9% year-on-year in the second quarter, following the record decline of 9.1% in the preceding quarter. Yet, the economy showed signs of stabilisation along with the abated local epidemic situation in the latter half of the quarter.

HKTB July arrival figures
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/08-July-arrival-E.pdf

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/14.htm

All press releases Aug 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 14

Topline
– 69 new cases
– Work from home extended until Aug 23
– Community test programme “only for COVID-19”

CHP investigates 69 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://w9w.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300653.htm
– 69 new cases (65 local +  4 imported)
– Total now 4,313 (4,312 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 66 deaths (3 reported on Aug 13)
– 3,295 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 69 (65); 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4313 cases of COVID-19, including 4312 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3295 were discharged and 65 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 1940, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2131, 2246, 2269, 2405, 2429, 2480, 2701, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2789, 2793, 2842, 2896, 2914, 2942, 2951, 2955, 3122, 3153, 3196, 3201, 3367, 3372, 3423, 3553, 3639, 3714, 3733, 3771, 4088 and 4146), and 927 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300557.htm

Special work arrangement for government employees extended to Aug 23  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300445.htm
The special work arrangement for government employees will be extended for one week until August 23. Save for those involved in the provision of emergency services and essential public services, all other government employees will continue to work from home.

Specimens of Universal Community Testing Programme will not be transported outside Hong Kong  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300846.htm
A Government spokesman reiterated that the Universal Community Testing Programme (the Programme) would only do testing on the COVID-19 virus. All testing will be conducted in Hong Kong. Specimens will not be transported outside Hong Kong and will be destroyed after testing. The spokesman strongly condemned the spread of online rumours suggesting specimens would be transferred outside Hong Kong. It is a deliberate act to distort facts with an attempt to smear the Programme.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300483.htm
An 88-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 2701) passed away on Aug 13. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to TMH on July 25 due to fever.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient (2)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300836.htm
An 82-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 2745) passed away on Aug 13. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to TMH on July 26 due to fever and cough.

United Christian Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300549.htm
A 74-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 1940) passed away on Aug 13. The patient, with chronic illness, was admitted to UCH on July 17 due to persistent cough and difficulty breathing.

One more subcontractor staff of Water Supplies Department contractor tests positive for COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300464.htm

DH Kennedy Town Community Complex Dental Clinic staff member preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300873.htm
The staff member concerned is a clerical grade staff with no recent travel history. He is a household contact of a confirmed case announced today. He developed symptoms while waiting for admission to quarantine camp and was sent to hospital for testing.

Registration for COVID-19 testing service for restaurant staff to end on August 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300718.htm
As of August 12, the testing agency had delivered over 129,400 specimen bottles to more than 6,680 restaurants. Over 69,800 samples have been collected for testing. The testing agency has completed testing on a majority of the specimens returned. Samples with a preliminary positive result have been sent to the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health for follow-up. So far, 17 cases have been determined to have a preliminary positive test result.

CFS follows up on chicken wing sample from Brazil that tested positive for COVID-19 in Shenzhen
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300767.htm
For the sake of prudence, as a precautionary measure, the CFS has immediately enhanced sampling of frozen chicken meat from Brazil at import and wholesale levels for testing of the novel coronavirus. The Centre has also immediately suspended the licence application for import of poultry meat into Hong Kong from the plant concerned.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300646.htm
A 27-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for two weeks by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on August 13 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) (the Regulation).

Latest arrangements for Hongkong Post services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13/P2020081300794.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/13.htm

All press releases Aug 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 13

Topline
– 62 new cases
– Transit services for flights from Mainland to resume on Aug 15

CHP investigates 62 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200366.htm
– 62 new cases (61 local +  1 imported)
– Total now 4,244 (4,243 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 63 deaths (4 reported on Aug 12)
– 3,189 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 62 (61): 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4244 cases of COVID-19, including 4243 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3189 were discharged and 63 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2131, 2246, 2269, 2405, 2429, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2789, 2793, 2842, 2896, 2914, 2942, 2951, 2955, 3122, 3153, 3196, 3201, 3367, 3372, 3423, 3553, 3639, 3714, 3733, 3771, 4088 and 4146), and 966 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200684.htm

HA announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200339.htm
A 79-year-old male patient (case number: 3733), admitted to Caritas Medical Centre on August 3 due to fever and subsequently transferred to Yan Chai Hospital on August 6; a 91-year-old female patient (case number: 2405), admitted to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital on July 23 due to fever.

HA announces passing away of two additional COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200423.htm
A 78-year-old male patient (case number: 4088), admitted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital due to underlying diseases on July 29 and subsequently confirmed with COVID-19 infection; a 93-year-old female patient (case number: 3196), admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on July 29 due to cough.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces a nurse tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200453.htm
A female nurse working in a medical ward at PYNEH has presented with dry throat and feverish feeling since August 9. She attended the Accident and Emergency Department on August 11 after her last duty and COVID-19 test arranged showed preliminary positive result on Aug 12 night.

LCSD library staff tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200732.htm
The library staff concerned works at 10/F of the Hong Kong Central Library (HKCL) in Wan Chai District. She last performed duties on August 6. All facilities of the library have been temporarily closed since July 15.

DH Office for Regulation of Private Healthcare Facilities (Licensing Division) staff member preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200516.htm
The staff member concerned is a nurse who is responsible for processing licence applications for private healthcare facilities. She was notified of the preliminary positive result on August 11 evening by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the DH.  

Prince of Wales Hospital announces malfunction incident of negative pressure system in isolation facilities
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200569.htm

Court to refine arrangements for jury proceedings and District Court Registry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200298.htm
For jury proceedings, jury trials and death inquests involving juries scheduled to commence between August 17 to September 30 will be adjourned, unless the parties have been notified that the case will proceed as scheduled. On registry business, to compress people flow, the Judiciary has reduced staffing capacity and shortened operating hours for registries and accounts offices. While the situation is generally manageable at most levels of court, there are long queues in the morning at the District Court for obtaining tickets for registry business.

FEHD prepares for disbursing second tranche subsidy under Catering Business (Social Distancing) Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12/P2020081200623.htm

Transfer / Transit Services at HKIA for Passengers from Airports in Mainland China Resume on 15 August

https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2020/pr_1469
Transfer/transit services at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for passengers from airports in Mainland China will resume with effect from 15 August 2020 until 15 October 2020. On the other hand, transfer/transit services to destinations in Mainland China will remain unavailable at HKIA.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/12.htm

All press releases Aug 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 12

Topline
– 33 new cases
– HAD extends testing in higher-risk areas to cover 44,000 more residents
– Cash payouts (paper form registrants) advanced to Aug 12

CHP investigates 33 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100681.htm
– 33 new cases (32 local +  1 imported)
– Total now 4,182 (4,181 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 59 deaths (3 reported on Aug 11)
– 3,052 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 33 (32); 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4182 cases of COVID-19, including 4181 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 3052 were discharged and 58 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2131, 2246, 2269, 2429, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2789, 2793, 2842, 2896, 2914, 2942, 2951, 2955, 3122, 3153, 3201, 3367, 3372, 3423, 3553, 3639, 3714 and 3771), and 1046 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100361.htm

HAD further provides COVID-19 testing service to residents of individual buildings and housing estates
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100386.htm
The testing scheme will cover a total of 22 buildings and some village houses, involving about 44,000 residents… These buildings and housing estates, each of which has confirmed cases in a few households, are regarded as higher-risk residential buildings and were referred to the HAD by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the DH. In order to accord priority to residents of buildings with more confirmed cases and conduct testing for them as soon as possible, the testing scheme of this round will mainly cover individual buildings, so as to concentrate our efforts on helping the CHP to identify the invisible transmission chain at an early stage.

Cash Payout Scheme advances payment for 3rd batch of eligible registrants using paper forms as total number of recipients approaches 90%
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100445.htm
The third batch of eligible people (i.e. people born in 1971 to 2002) who registered on or before August 1, involving about 170,000 persons, will receive payment or notifications for cheque collection starting from August 12, i.e. five days earlier than the original scheduled date of August 17. As of August 10, the Scheme had disbursed payments or issued notifications for cheque collection to over 5.9 million eligible people. Together with the some 170,000 persons mentioned, the cumulative number of recipients will account for about 90 per cent of all eligible people
   
Kwong Wah Hospital announces a nurse tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100719.htm
A male nurse of a surgical ward at KWH presented with sore throat, cough, runny nose since August 6. The nurse had provided treatment and care to confirmed COVID-19 male patients and COVID-19 test had been arranged for him subsequently. His test result revealed on August 10 was preliminarily positive.
 
Four subcontractor staff of Water Supplies Department contractor test or preliminarily test positive for COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100288.htm
The Water Supplies Department (WSD) on August 11 said the department was notified by the contractor for construction of Tong Hang No. 3 Fresh Water Service Reservoir in Fanling that four staff of its subcontractor have tested or preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The contractor thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the site, including the site office, on August 8 and all personnel of the project were arranged to undergo COVID-19 testing.

HA announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100437.htm
An 87-year-old female patient (case number: 2951), admitted to United Christian Hospital on July 27 due to persistent cough; an 80-year-old male patient (case number: 3367), admitted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on July 30 due to chest infection, fever and cough.

Tseung Kwan O Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100256.htm
A 79-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 2914) passed away on August 10 night. The patient, with chronic illness, admitted to the hospital on July 27 due to persistent cough and fever.

Man sentenced for violating Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100736.htm
A 43-year-old man was sentenced to 120 hours’ community service by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on August 11 for violating the Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap. 599D) (the Regulation).  The case was the first conviction case under the Regulation. The man was found to have provided false information to a medical practitioner about his travel history during a medical appointment at Queen Mary Hospital on March 4.

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11/P2020081100738.htm
 A 42-year-old woman was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for seven days by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts on August 11 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) (the Regulation)…  The woman was found to have given a false residential address for use as the place of quarantine to an authorised officer at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/11.htm

All press releases Aug 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 11

Topline
– 69 new cases
– Social distancing measures extended until Aug 18
– Free COVID-19 tests for ferry, railway and tram employees

CHP investigates 69 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000656.htm
– 69 new cases (67 local +  2 imported)
– Total now 4,149 (4,148 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 55 deaths (3 reported on Aug 10)
– 2,917 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 69 (67); 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40)

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4149 cases of COVID-19, including 4148 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 2917 were discharged and 54 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2131, 2246, 2269, 2429, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2789, 2793, 2842, 2896, 2942, 2955, 3153, 3201, 3372, 3423, 3553, 3639, 3714 and 3771), and 1178 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000601.htm

Government extends social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000774.htm
The Government gazetted on August 10 the directions and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I) to extend the social distancing measures currently in place. The above directions and specifications will take effect at 0.00am on August 12 for a period of seven days till August 18.

COVID-19 testing service extended to ferry, railway and tram employees
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000579.htm
From August 11, the COVID-19 testing service for taxi/public light bus (PLB) drivers will be extended to employees of the ferry operators, the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) and Hong Kong Tramways Limited (HKT).

HA announces passing away of two COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000360.htm
An 85-year-old male patient (case number: 3372) admitted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on July 31; an 86-year-old male patient with chronic illness (case number: 2793) admitted to Queen Mary Hospital on July 28.

PWH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000360.htm
A 94-year-old male patient confirmed as having COVID-19 (case number: 3122) passed away on Aug 10. The patient with chronic conditions was admitted to the Hospital on July 30.

LCSD-outsourced security guard tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000545.htm
The outsourced security guard worked at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Central and Western District. She last performed duties on August 1.

United Christian Hospital announces a positive case of COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000690.htm

Updates on preliminarily positive case for COVID-19 infection and an earlier close contact case in Kwong Wah Hospital
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000797.htm

Caritas Medical Centre announces nurse tested preliminarily positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000617.htm
A female nurse of the Medicine and Geriatric Department at CMC had an onset of malaise, throat discomfort and a mild dry cough since August 6 as well as a loss of smell and taste since August 8. She attended the Accident and Emergency Department yesterday (August 9) morning with a COVID-19 test arranged..

Pet dog tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000717.htm
The case involves a Siberian Husky dog living in Wan Chai. When the owner was found to be a close contact of confirmed COVID-19 case, the dog was sent to the AFCD for quarantine on August 5. Samples collected from the dog by the department tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Man fined for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10/P2020081000628.htm
A 28-year-old man was fined $15,000 by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on August 10 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E).

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/10.htm

All press releases Aug 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 10

Topline
– 72 new cases
– Free COVID test for domestic helpers in agency boarding houses

CHP investigates 69 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900671.htm
–  72 new cases (63 local + 9 imported)
– Total now 4,080 (4,079 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 52 deaths (5 reported on Aug 9)
– 2,847 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 72 (63); 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4080 cases of COVID-19, including 4079 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 2847 were discharged and 51 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2246, 2269, 2429, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2789, 2842, 2896, 2942, 2955, 3153, 3201, 3423, 3553, 3639, 3714 and 3771), and 1154 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900474.htm

HA announces the passing away of four COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900245.htm
A 90-year-old female patient (case no. 2269), admitted to Caritas Medical Centre on July 22; an 88-year-old female patient (case no. 2429), admitted to North District Hospital on July 23; an 78-year-old female patient (case no. 2955), admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on July 27; an 81-year-old male patient (case no. 3714), admitted to QMH on August 4. All four patients had chronic diseases.

PWH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900585.htm
An 86-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no. 2131) passed away on August 9. The patient was a close contact of a confirmed case. He was admitted on July 23 after testing positive for COVID-19 during quarantine.

Labour Department arranges COVID-19 testing for foreign domestic helpers staying in boarding facilities of employment agencies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900230.htm
The Labour Department (LD) will arrange from August 9 onwards a free, one-off COVID-19 testing service for all foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) staying in boarding facilities of employment agencies (EAs). The testing agency (Prenetics Limited) will deliver in batches specimen bottles to licensed EAs providing boarding facilities to FDHs for collecting deep throat saliva samples from the relevant FDHs.

LCSD steps up patrols to prevent foreign domestic helpers from gathering at its venues
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900361.htm
 
KWH announces a preliminarily positive case of COVID-19 and updates previous confirmed case
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900675.htm

A male Police officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900348.htm
A 23-year-old Police Constable posted to the Police Tactical Unit has been preliminarily diagnosed with COVID-19. The officer is currently receiving training in the Police Tactical Unit and had not performed any duties that would require him to come into contact with members of the public.  

A female security guard employed by Housing Department’s car park contractor tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09/P2020080900553.htm
A female security guard employed by its car park contractor was tested positive for COVID-19. The security guard works at Fu Keung Court car park in Wong Tai Sin. She is now  in hospital for treatment. The security guard works the night shift, and is responsible for patrolling and handling enquiries in the shroff office.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/09.htm

All press releases Aug 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 9

Topline
– 69 new cases
– Mobile broadcasts appeal to FDH
– Popular markets to get body temp. check systems

CHP investigates 69 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080800617.htm
–  69 new cases (67 local + 2 imported)
– Total now 4,008 (4,007 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 47 deaths
– 2,755 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 69 (67); 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 4008 cases of COVID-19, including 4007 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 2755 were discharged and 47 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2246, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2789, 2842, 2896, 2942, 3153, 3201, 3423, 3553, 3639 and 3771), and 1180 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080800536.htm

Mobile broadcasts appeal to foreign domestic helpers to comply with regulations on prohibition of group gatherings and mask-wearing in public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080800520.htm
Publicity vans parked at popular FDH gathering places across the territory to broadcast reminders in Chinese, English and major FDH languages (including Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai) to call upon FDHs to comply with the regulations on the prohibition of group gatherings of more than two persons and mask-wearing requirement in public places.

FEHD continues to enhance anti-epidemic measures and cleaning and disinfection in markets
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080700717.htm
Eight markets with high patronage rate (including Ngau Chi Wan Market, Ngau Tau Kok Market, Hung Hom Market, Pei Ho Street Market, Tai Shing Street Market, Tai Kok Tsui Market, Wan Chai Market and Tai Po Hui Market) have installed body temperature checking system. To further enhance the anti-epidemic measures, we will progressively install body temperature checking system in other markets with high patronage rate and has arranged for checking of body temperature of market patrons by FEHD staff using hand-held thermometers in some markets so as to enhance the effectiveness of epidemic prevention.

YCH announces a preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080800805.htm

TMH announces a nurse tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080800779.htm
A female nurse of Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at TMH has minor throat discomfort since August 4. She presented with low grade fever during her shift this morning in the observation ward of A&E. COVID-19 test was arranged and the test result was preliminarily positive. The nurse is currently receiving isolation treatment in TMH with stable condition.  

Transport Department officer preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080800696.htm
The officer concerned is a clerical grade officer performing non-counter duties at the Kwun Tong Licensing Office. She last performed duties on August 6 and was subsequently notified of the preliminary positive result early this morning by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP).

PYNEH update on a confirmed case of COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080800695.htm

HAD to launch Community Testing Programme for COVID-19 for Pregnant Women (revised)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080800796.htm
The Home Affairs Department (HAD), partnering with the Board of Directors of Yan Chai Hospital (YCHB), will launch the Community Testing Programme for COVID-19 for Pregnant Women next Monday (August 10) to provide a voluntary one-off free virus testing service for pregnant women. The programme, being implemented on a trial basis till August 15, will offer 5 000 quotas and will be reviewed afterwards.

Sha Tin Market closed early for deep cleaning and disinfection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08/P2020080800407.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/08.htm

All press releases Aug 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 8

Topline
– 89 new cases
– Further explanation on measures for arrivals from high-risk places
– Community testing for pregnant women
– Govt. explains work plan of Mainland support team
– Govt. distributes 28m free locally made masks in past month

CHP investigates 89 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700733.htm
–  89 new cases (81 local + 8 imported)
– Total now 3,939 (3,938 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 47 deaths
– 2,620 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 89 (81); 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3939 cases of COVID-19, including 3938 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 2620 were discharged and 46 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2246, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2842, 2896, 2942, 3153, 3201, 3423, 3553, 3639 and 3771), and 1249 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700612.htm

HAD to launch Community Testing Programme for COVID-19 for Pregnant Women
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700592.htm
The Home Affairs Department (HAD), partnering with the Board of Directors of Yan Chai Hospital (YCHB), will launch the Community Testing Programme for COVID-19 for Pregnant Women next Monday (August 10) to provide a voluntary one-off free virus testing service for pregnant women. The programme, being implemented on a trial basis till August 15, will offer 5 000 quotas and will be reviewed afterwards.

Arrangement of COVID-19 Community Testing Scheme in Shan King Estate in Tuen Mun
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700842.htm

Specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700851.htm
– Further explanation on arrivals from high-risk places

HKSAR Government explains work plan of Support Team from Central Government
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700861.htm
The COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong remains severe.  We expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Central Government for its proactive support to Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic work and provision of needed assistance.  Transparency is one of our principles in fighting the epidemic.  Allowing the public to understand the work plan of the Support Team will help clarify public misunderstanding on its work and ensure the smooth implementation of relevant work.

Transcript of remarks at press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700729.htm
I consider it necessary to come out and dispel any misunderstanding in the first instance, otherwise people will be misled by those rumours circulating on the social media. I try to allay the fears and concerns by laying out the five important principles that we will abide by in arranging this universal community testing, but on a voluntary basis. If people still have concerns, they don’t need to come forward. This is an entirely voluntary programme to provide testing for those who want to have a test, either to find out whether they are infected or they just want to be more sure that they are safe in that sense.– CE Carrie Lam

Government distributes approx. 28 million locally produced masks to the public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700423.htm
The Government has distributed about 28 million disposable adult masks to about 2.8 million residential addresses in Hong Kong in the past month, with each household receiving 10 masks. The masks distributed are the first batch procured by the Government under the Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme, reflecting the Government’s aim to share these masks with the public as part of Hong Kong’s collective fight against the virus.

PWH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700807.htm
An 86-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 2789) passed away tonight. The patient with chronic disease was admitted on July 27.

Tseung Kwan O Hospital announces a case tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700701.htm

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080700659.htm
A 37-year-old woman was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 14 days by the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts on August 7 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C) (the Regulation).

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07.htm

All press releases Aug 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 7

Topline
– 95 new cases
– Work from home for Government employees extended until August 16
– Free testing for a further 86,000 housing estate residents
– New measures to reduce health risks for foreign domestic helpers
– Macao adjusts entry requirements for Hong Kong residents
– Shenzhen strengthens entry requirements for cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers

CHP investigates 95 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600684.htm
–  95 new cases (91 local + 4 imported)
– Total now 3,850 (3,849 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 46 (3 reported on Aug 6)  
– 2,458 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 95 (91); 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3850 cases of COVID-19, including 3849 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 2458 were discharged and 44 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2246, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2842, 2896, 2942, 3153, 3201, 3423 and 3639), and 1337 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600564.htm

Special work arrangement for government employees to be extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600379.htm
The special work arrangement for government employees will be extended for one week until August 16. Save for those involved in the provision of emergency services and essential public services, all other government employees will continue to work from home.
 
HAD extends scope of COVID-19 Community Testing Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600583.htm
The HAD and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) launched the COVID-19 Community Testing Scheme in Tsz Wan Shan (Tsz Wan Shan Testing Scheme) last month. From tomorrow, the COVID-19 free testing scheme will be extended to cover Tsz Oi Court in Wong Tai Sin District; Choi Fook Estate, Ping Shek Estate, Kai Yip Estate and Choi Ha Estate in Kwun Tong District; Shan King Estate and Butterfly Estate in Tuen Mun District; as well as Chong Tak Building and Chung Yuen Building in Yau Tsim Mong District, involving a total of 46 buildings and about 86,000 residents.

Government implements measures to reduce health risks faced by foreign domestic helpers staying in boarding facilities of employment agencies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600781.htm
A series of measures will be implemented promptly to reduce the health risks faced by foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) staying in boarding facilities of employment agencies (EAs) and reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the community. They include: Free tests and face masks; enhanced scrutiny of employment agencies; enhanced education and publicity.  
       
Macao adjusts prevention and control measures for persons from Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600769.htm
From 6am on August 7, all persons entering Macao are required to present a valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued by one of the testing institutions recognised by the HKSAR Government. The negative test result would be valid within 24 hours. They are also required to undergo the compulsory quarantine of 14 days after entry into Macao.

Measures for strengthening health management and service assurance imposed by Shenzhen Municipal Government on cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/07/P2020080600802.htm
Cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers must present proof of a negative result of a nucleic acid test conducted within 72 hours and cross the boundary after declaring information on their transport operations. Drivers must follow the declared driving routes from the control points to the destinations for carrying out point-to-point transportation. These drivers must return to Hong Kong immediately after loading/unloading operations.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600505.htm
An 85-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 2842) passed away on Aug 6. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to Pok Oi Hospital on July 26 due to fever and transferred to TMH on July 28.

Caritas Medical Centre announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600739.htm
The 87-year-old male patient (case number: 3553) in CMC with chronic disease was admitted on July 23 due to shortness of breath and heart failure

LCSD workman preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600527.htm
A workman has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The workman worked at the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens in Central and Western District. She last performed her duties on August 4. 

Security guard employed by Housing Department contractor tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600561.htm
A security guard employed by its contractor tested positive for COVID-19. The security guard worked at Shui Fung House, Tin Shui Estate. He is now in hospital for treatment. The security guard normally works on the night shift and stays at the guard counter of Shui Fung House. He last performed duties on August 3.

Driver and worker employed by subcontractor of EPD test positive and preliminarily positive for COVID-19 respectively
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600797.htm
The subcontractor is responsible for the construction of the retaining wall and is not involved in the operation of the SENT lan dfill. After the driver’s test result reported positive for the virus on July 31, the subcontractor stopped construction works on August 1, and arranged all workers to leavet he site and undergo test for the virus. So far one worker, believed to be a close contact of the driver, has tested preliminarily positive for the virus.

Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan markets to conduct thorough cleaning and disinfection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600704.htm
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has completed its testing of the environmental swabs taken from Hung Hom Market and To Kwa Wan Market on August 4, with all samples tested negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To further improve the environmental hygiene of the two markets, the FEHD will work with market stall tenants to conduct a clean-up (including clearing of disused articles) and a thorough cleaning and disinfection (including at market stalls and communal areas) again on August 7. It is expected that the two markets will be reopened on August 8.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06.htm

All press releases Aug 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 6

Topline

– 85 new cases
– Government explains testing arrangements for target groups
– Guangdong updates entry requirements
– HK$59 million more for university research on COVID-19

CHP investigates additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500766.htm
– 85 new cases (82 local + 3 imported)
– Total now 3,755 (3,754 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 43 (1 reported on Aug 5)
– 2,314 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 85 (82); 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3755 cases of COVID-19, including 3754 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 2314 were discharged and 43 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2246, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2896, 2942, 3153, 3201, 3423 and 3639), and 1387 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500567.htm

Government explains COVID-19 testing arrangements for target groups
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/06/P2020080600056.htm
In view of the large number of people in the higher-risk groups and that the public testing system would not be able to provide the required testing volume within a short period of time, there was a need for the Government to resort to the private testing services. Before the launch of the schemes, the Government had contacted various local major private testing service providers and found that only SDC, CDIC and Prenetics would be able to provide testing services at a massive scale up to tens of thousands within a relatively short period of time.

Government condemns disruptive acts against Mainland nucleic acid test support team
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500816.htm
In view of the seriousness of the epidemic, the community as a whole should get united in fighting against this virus. However, some people disregarded the public interest, health and safety, behaved in a confrontational way in an attempt to smear and damage the Central Government’s support to Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic work. We must strongly condemn such behaviours,

Guangdong Province adjusts prevention and control measures for persons travelling from Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500718.htm
The updated requirement on the COVID-19 nucleic acid test set by the GD Provincial Government states that from 10am on August 7, save for persons who received prior approval by GD for performing essential official and business duties and cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers who would continue be subjected to the prevailing policies applicable to them, all other persons entering GD via the Shenzhen Bay and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge control points would be required to present a valid proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result issued by one of the testing institutions recognised by the HKSAR Government. The negative test result would be valid within 24 hours from issue time of the report. Designated testing institutions recognised by the HKSAR Government are posted on the “COVID-19 Thematic Website” (www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_recognised_laboratories.pdf)

TMH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500497.htm
An 86-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case no.: 3153) passed away today. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to TMH on July 29 due to fever and shortness of breath.

Pet cat and dog test positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500636.htm
A pet cat and a pet dog sent to the AFCD have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The cases involve a Scottish short-haired cat and a Yorkshire Terrier dog that lived in Tsuen Wan and Sham Shui Po respectively. When the owners were found to be close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the cat and the dog were sent for quarantine at the AFCD on July 31.

PYNEH announces a preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500571.htm

LCSD lifeguard preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500588.htm
The lifeguard concerned works at Kowloon Tsai Swimming Pool in Kowloon City District. He last performed duties on July 25. The swimming pool has been temporarily closed since July 15.

FHB’s Health and Medical Research Fund subsidises second batch of COVID-19 research
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500413.htm
The Research Council chaired by the Secretary for Food and Health approved a further $59 million in funding on August 5 to support local universities to conduct research studies on COVID-19 under the Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF). Funding of $111 million for 26 applications in an earlier batch was announced on April 27.

Repayment of trade facilities deferred by banking sector for another 90-day Period
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05/P2020080500487.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Banking Sector SME Lending Co-ordination Mechanism (Mechanism) on August 5 announced a 90-day repayment deferment for trade facilities under the Pre-approved Principal Payment Holiday Scheme (Scheme). As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect economic activities, the HKMA and the Mechanism have been exploring ways to offer ongoing support to banks’ corporate customers, including follow-up arrangements for the Scheme which will end in October.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/05.htm

All press releases Aug 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 5

Topline

– 80 new infections

CHP investigates 80 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400758.htm
– 80 new cases (75 local + 5 imported)
– Total now 3670 (3,669 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 42 (4 reported on Aug 4)
– 2,141 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 80 (75); 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3670 cases of COVID-19, including 3669 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 2141 were discharged and 41 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 595, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1424, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2094, 2107, 2115, 2246, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2896, 3201, 3423 and 3639), and 1477 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400537.htm

QEH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400312.htm
An 82-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 1424) passed away on Aug 4 morning. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to QEH on July 9 due to fever and cough.

TMH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400727.htm
An 82-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 2942) passed away on Aug 4. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to the TMH on July 28 due to fever.

PWH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400360.htm
An 82-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 2094) passed away on Aug 3 afternoon. The patient was transferred to the Accident and Emergency Department on July 19.

KWH announces a preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400750.htm

CPH announces a clerical staff tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400771.htm
A female clerical staff of shroff counter at CPH sought medical treatment at a staff clinic yesterday (August 3) due to throat discomfort. Her deep throat saliva test result released this afternoon was preliminarily positive to COVID-19 while confirmatory test is still pending. She had been working mainly at shroff counter on G/F of Block D. She had been wearing surgical mask during her duty and her last working date was July 31.

Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan markets to suspend operation for two days pending for environmental swabs test results
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400775.htm

Hongkong Post’s response to media enquiries
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400753.htm
Upon the latest advice of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), Wan Chai Delivery Office and the adjacent Wan Chai Post Office will be closed through August 15 for thorough cleaning and sterilisation.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04.htm

All press releases Aug 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 4

Topline
– 80 new infections, all local
– Social distancing measures extended until 11 August
– Face-to-face school classes and on-campus activities suspended until further notice

CHP investigates 80 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300859.htm
– 80 new cases (80 local transmission)
– Total now 3590 (3,589 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 38 (3 on Aug 3)
– 2,037 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 80 (80); 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3590 cases of COVID-19, including 3589 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 2037 were discharged and 37 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1346, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2107, 2115, 2246, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2896, 3201 and 3423), and 1505 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300592.htm

Government extends social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300770.htm
The Government announced on August 3 that it would gazette directions and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap. 599I) to extend the social distancing measures currently in place. The above directions and specifications will take effect at 0.00am on August 5 for a period of seven days till August 11.

Secretary for Education’s opening remarks at media session (English translation)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300674.htm
In view of the severity of the epidemic, all face-to-face classes and on-campus activities will have to be suspended until further notice, and schools may switch to other modes, including online learning, to let students study at home. The aforementioned arrangements are also applicable to schools offering non-formal curriculum, including tutorial schools.

Secretary for Education on class resumption and kindergarten operation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300746.htm
At this stage, because of the uncertain development of COVID-19 epidemic, it is really difficult to say when normal face-to-face lectures or tutoring or teaching will be allowed. We will closely monitor the development of the epidemic and will give sufficient notice to schools when we think it is appropriate or it is safe for schools to resume the normal face-to-face lectures.

QEH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300324.htm
An 84-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case no: 2115) passed away on Aug 3. The patient, with chronic disease, was admitted to QEH on July 10 due to syncope and a fall.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300847.htm
A 75-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case number: 595) passed away at 9.44pm this evening.  The patient was admitted to the Hospital on March 29 after coming back from the United States, with fever and cough on admission.

Tuen Mun Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
An 83-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 1346) passed away on Aug 3. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to the TMH on July 9 due to fever.

COVID-19 testing service to taxi and public light bus drivers extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300893.htm
Starting from August 4, the COVID-19 testing service for taxi and public light bus (PLB) drivers will be extended. In this phase of testing, the oropharyngeal swab self-sampling will be adopted. Taxi and PLB drivers may visit to the designated distribution points on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon and New Territories for collection of the swab self-sampling kit, without prior telephone booking. The contractor of the testing service will collect the specimen bottle of the kit at the designated collection points at designated time.

Agency Worker of Immigration Department tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300209.htm
An agency worker was notified to have tested positive for COVID-19. The officer concerned is responsible for assisting applicants to submit travel documents application at Immigration West Kowloon Branch Office in Tsim Sha Tsui. He last performed duties on August 1 and he was subsequently notified of the positive result yesterday evening by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP).

LCSD-outsourced cleaning worker preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300589.htm
An outsourced cleaning service contractor worker has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The outsourced cleaning worker concerned worked at Peace Avenue Playground in Kowloon City District. He last performed duties on July 28.

Relief security guard of outsourced agency of Cash Payout Scheme Secretariat tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300675.htm
A relief security guard of its outsourced agency has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The relief security guard works at the Cash Payout Scheme Secretariat on 17/F, Pioneer Centre, 750 Nathan Road, Mongkok for security duties. He last performed duties in the office on July 30 and has no recent travel history

A Hongkong Post postman tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/04/P2020080400012.htm
A postman was tested positive for COVID-19. The postman concerned works for Wan Chai Delivery Office and is responsible for the mail delivery of 5-7, 9A, 11, 50, 50A, 50C, 52, 52A, 54 and 56 Tai Hang Road, 3-4, 5, 6, 6A and 11-12 Fuk Kwan Avenue, as well as 2, 3-4, 5-6, 7, 9 A-D, 12E and 15-16 Lee Kwan Avenue. Wan Chai Delivery Office is not open to the public. He last performed duties on August 1.

Tseung Kwan O Hospital announces the interruption of the negative pressure system in isolation rooms
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03/P2020080300756.htm

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/03.htm

All press releases Aug 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 3

Topline
– 115 new cases (none with travel history)
– Testing support team arrives from Mainland
– Expo community treatment facility opens

CHP investigates 115 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020080200658.htm
– 115 new cases (115 local transmission)
– Total now 3,512 (3,511 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 34 (1 on Aug 2)
– 1,959 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 115 (115): 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3512 cases of COVID-19, including 3511 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1959 were discharged and 34 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1612, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2107, 2246, 2480, 2703, 2705, 2747, 2896 and 3201), and 1508 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020080200633.htm

Queen Mary Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020080200395.htm
An 94-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case number: 1612) passed away at noon on Aug 2. The patient with chronic diseases was admitted to QMH on July 14 due to COVID-19, cough and running nose. His condition continued to deteriorate.

A physician in Caritas Medical Centre confirmed COVID-19 infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020080200720.htm
An internal medicine and geriatric doctor from CMC sought treatment with sore throat on July 31. His nasopharyngeal swab and deep throat saliva samples taken yesterday were tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug 2. He is currently receiving isolation treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital.  The two family members who lived with him developed symptoms on July 23 and July 27; and were diagnosed on July 31 and August 1, respectively.

LCSD Amenities Assistant preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020080200273.htm
An Amenities Assistant has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The Amenities Assistant concerned provides supporting services at Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building in Central and Western District. The area he works at is not open to the public.

HKSAR Government welcomes support team of Central Government to help with anti-epidemic work of HKSAR
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020080200666.htm
The HKSAR Government expressed heartfelt gratitude to the Central Government for its proactive response to the request of the HKSAR Government made in the face of the severe epidemic in Hong Kong and the speedy formation of a Mainland nucleic acid test support team to support the anti-epidemic work of the HKSAR. The support team was co-ordinated by the Central Government and formed by the National Health Commission. Seven members arrived in Hong Kong on Aug 2 and will start work on August 3 to assist with the preparation for a temporary laboratory with a view to raising considerably the virus testing capability of the HKSAR to meet the need of the Government to extend the coverage of community testing. To strengthen collaboration, the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, gave clear instructions on how to launch large-scale virus testing in the internal anti-epidemic steering committee meeting held in the on August 1 afternoon.

AsiaWorld-Expo community treatment facility opens
https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2020/08/20200801/20200801_143358_174.html

HA apologises for inappropriate admission to Community Treatment Facility
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020080200494.htm

Arrangement of hearings at Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020080200566.htm

LCSD launches online videos to demonstrate physical fitness exercise
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02/P2020073100265.htm
The videos introduce simple and easy-to-learn forms of fitness exercise designed for people of all ages and abilities, including aerobic exercise suitable for the general public, interactive fitness exercise for parents and children, exercise to increase joint flexibility for the elderly, hip-hop dance for youths, and other types of fitness exercise for school students, sports enthusiasts and the middle-aged.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/02.htm

All press releases Aug 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 2

Topline  
– 125 new cases
– 500-bed community treatment facility opens at AsiaWorld-Expo
– CE Office rejects misleading reports

CHP investigates 121 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100819.htm
– 125 new cases (1 with travel history + 121 local transmission)
– Total now 3,397 (3,396 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 33 (5 on Aug 1; 1 on July 31)
– 1,858 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 125 (124); 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3397 cases of COVID-19, including 3396 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1858 were discharged and 31 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1473, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2107, 2480, 2705, 2747, 2896 and 3201), and 1497 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.  

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100549.htm

Hospital Authority community treatment facility commences operation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100700.htm
The Hospital Authority (HA) completed preparations for the community treatment facility at AsiaWorld-Expo, and began admitting COVID-19 confirmed patients, aged 18 to 60 and with clinically suitable condition on August 1 afternoon. The facility will triage patients and allow public hospitals to focus on caring the more severe patients. The community treatment facility located in Hall 1 of AsiaWorld-Expo will have about 500 beds, mainly to admit relatively young patients with mild symptoms and able to live independently.

QEH and TMH announce passing away of COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100337.htm
Two patients confirmed with COVID-19 passed away. The 79-year-old male patient (case no: 2896) in QEH with chronic disease was admitted on July 27 due to cough. Aother 89-year-old female patient (case no: 2705) in TMH with chronic disease was admitted on July 26 due to fever.

QMH and PYNEH announce passing away of COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100581.htm
The 86-year-old male patient (case number: 1473) in QMH with chronic disease was admitted on July 11 due to COVID-19 and pneumonia. Another 79-year-old female patient (case number: 3201) in PYNEH with chronic disease was admitted on July 29 due to fever and shortness of breath.
 
TMH and QEH announce passing away of COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100898.htm
The 90-year-old female patient (case number: 2703) in TMH with chronic disease was admitted on July 26 due to fever. Another 92-year-old female patient (case number: 2246) in QEH had congestive heart failure and diabetes. She was admitted on July 12 due to fall and fever.

Queen Mary Hospital announces a clerical staff tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100882.htm
The staff had been working mainly at shroff counter on 1/F of Block S and she worked today. She had been wearing surgical mask during her duty.

An Environmental Protection Inspector tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100402.htm

Home Affairs Department continues with the “Community Testing of COVID-19 for Frontline Property Management Workers”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100612.htm

FEHD continues to enhance anti-epidemic measures and cleaning and disinfection in markets
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020073101016.htm
The officer works on the fifth floor of Nan Fung Commercial Centre in Kowloon Bay. He is mainly responsible for investigating complaints outdoors and writing reports in the office which is not open to the public. His family member was confirmed as having COVID-19 on July 27.

Government ceases to provide meal spaces in community halls and community centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100771.htm

CE’s Office expresses regret on individual misleading media reports
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01/P2020080100845.htm
All the expert opinions quoted by the Chief Executive at the press conference were related to the epidemic, including the concerns by one of the experts about the current situation given the large proportion of confirmed cases with unknown infection sources and the inadequacy in contact tracing. The Chief Executive’s Office expressed regret over individual groundless media reports which attempted to mislead readers into believing that the views on elections quoted by the Chief Executive originated from the experts.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases Aug 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202008/01.htm

All press releases Aug 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

Aug 1

Topline  
– 121 new cases yesterday
– Customs seize inferior face masks
– Foreign currency reserves of US$428.491 billion at 30 June 2020

CHP investigates 121 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100869.htm
– 121 new cases (3 with travel history + 118 local transmission)
– Total now 3273 (3,272 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 27 deaths (2 on July 31)
– 1,751 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 121 (118); 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3273 cases of COVID-19, including 3272 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1751 were discharged and 27 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1339, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 1936, 2107, 2480 and 2747), and 1484 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100631.htm

QMH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100435.htm
A 91-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 1339) passed away July 31 morning. The patient with chronic diseases was admitted to QMH on July 10 due to COVID-19.

TMH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100293.htm
An 82-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case no: 2747) passed away on July 31. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to TMH on July 26 due to fever.

Contract technical assistant employed by contractor of Housing Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100728.htm
A contract technical assistant employed by one of its contractors has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The contract technical assistant works at the department’s District Maintenance Office, North and Shatin South (Maintenance Office) at Wing Sum House, Lung Hang Estate, Tai Wai, Sha Tin. She is responsible for site supervision of building services works, and normally does not have direct contact with the residents.

Visitor to Innovation and Technology Commission tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073101024.htm

Hong Kong Customs urges public to stop using one type of surgical mask suspected of exceeding bacterial limit (with photos)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100500.htm
Hong Kong Customs on July 30 seized a total of 13,020 surgical masks in 434 boxes with a bacterial count suspected of exceeding the maximum permitted limit, in contravention of the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance (CGSO). Members of the public are urged to stop using this type of mask and traders should remove the product from their shelves.

FEHD fully steps up Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100936.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said that in view of the recent COVID-19 cases related to the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse (SSSH), the FEHD has decided to fully step up anti-epidemic measures of the slaughterhouse. Starting from 0.00 am on August 1, only persons with negative testing results are permitted to enter the slaughterhouse.

Immigration Department service arrangement

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100336.htm

Exchange Fund Abridged Balance Sheet and Currency Board Account
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100583.htm
Total assets of the Exchange Fund amounted to HK$4,195.3 billion as at June 30, 2020, HK$113.4 billion higher than that at the end of May 2020. Hong Kong dollar assets increased by HK$87.2 billion and foreign currency assets increased by HK$26.2 billion.

International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31/P2020073100594.htm
– Foreign currency reserves of US$428.491 billion at 30 June 2020

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases July 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/31.htm

All press releases Aug 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

July 31

– 149 new cases yesterday
– Restaurants to re-open during the day from July 31; max. 2 people per table and 50% capacity
– Work from home for government employees extended until August 9
–  Retail sales in June 2020 ($26.5 billion prov.) down 24.8% y-o-y; sales down 33.3% for first half y-o-y.

CHP investigates 149 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000724.htm
– 149 new cases (4 with travel history  +  145 local transmission)
– Total now 3,152 (3,151 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 25 deaths (1 on July 30)
– 1,660 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 149 (145); 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5

Days with no local transmission
– 0

Latest situation of COVID-19 cases
http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3152 cases of COVID-19, including 3151 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1660 were discharged and 24 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 2107 and 2480), and 1456 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020072900531.htm

QEH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000810.htm
An 80-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case no: 1936) passed away on July 30 night. The patient with chronic disease was admitted to the QEH on July 18 due to fever.

Government allows catering businesses to resume daytime dine-in services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000739.htm
After reviewing the implementation of cessation of dine-in services for the entire day for catering  on July 29, the Government has decided to allow the resumption of daytime dine-in services from 5am to 5.59pm with effect from July 31, having noted the inconvenience and difficulties previously brought about for the public not working from home.

Special work arrangement for government employees to be extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000425.htm
– Work from home for government employees extended until August 9

Updates on four staff members confirmed with COVID-19 in Princess Margaret Hospital
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000692.htm
Contact tracing has been continually conducted by the Infection Control Team, and a total of 21 staff members have been identified as close contacts that will be required to be quarantined. Twenty staff members from related departments have been tested for the virus by the hospital, with negative results. No patient at the working places of the four staff members concerned has been identified as a close contact. However, as a precautionary measure, the hospital has offered the testing service to patients in the wards concerned with all the results being negative.

LCSD clerical staff member preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000439.htm
A clerical staff member working at the back office of Nan Lian Garden has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The clerical staff member concerned provides supporting services at Nan Lian Garden in Wong Tai Sin District. The office he works at is not open to the public.

HAB Project Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000601.htm
A Project Assistant working at the Community Care Fund Secretariat has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Project Assistant concerned provides clerical services on the 16th floor of Pioneer Centre in Mong Kok. She was not required to have contact with the public at work.

Clerical Grade staff member of Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000796.htm
A Clerical Grade staff member has preliminarily tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The staff member works in the Administration Block of LCKRC and is responsible for clerical duties. She has no contact with persons in custody or members of the public.

Sheung Shui Slaughter House steps up anti-epidemic measures in light of epidemic development
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000876.htm
The FEHD has further stepped up anti-epidemic measures of the slaughterhouse. In addition to arranging all SSSH stakeholders, including the operator, importers, buyers and transportation companies, for testing of COVID-19, only staff with negative testing results could enter the slaughter lines for work starting from July 30.

HAD announcement on Lei Muk Shue Community Hall
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000283.htm

Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000523.htm
The case involves a domestic short-haired cat in Tai Kok Tsui. When the owner was confirmed as having COVID-19, the cat was sent for quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on July 27.

Provisional statistics of retail sales for June 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30/P2020073000272.htm
The value of total retail sales in June 2020, provisionally estimated at $26.5 billion, decreased by 24.8% compared with the same month in 2019. The revised estimate of the value of total retail sales in May 2020 decreased by 32.9% compared with a year earlier. For the first half of 2020, it was provisionally estimated that the value of total retail sales decreased by 33.3% compared with the same period in 2019.

Handy Links

Websites

Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

BrandHK COVID-19 Update
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

FAQ – Fact Sheets – Press Releases

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ: Wearing masks in public places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

FAQ: Requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet: HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases July 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/30.htm

All press releases July 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Regulations

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

July 30

CHP investigates 118 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.go v.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900744.htm
– 118 new cases (5 with travel history  +  113 local transmission)
– Total now 3,003 (3,002 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 23 deaths (1 on July 28)
– 1,591 discharged

(Note: The above link also includes an update on criteria for releasing a confirmed COVID-19 patient from isolation)

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first,ocal infections in brackets)
– 118 (113); 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 3003 cases of COVID-19, including 3002 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1591 were discharged and 24 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1485, 1487, 1562, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1776, 1901, 2107 and 2480), and 1376 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900703.htm

QEH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900352.htm
A 76-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 1776) passed away July 29 morning. The patient with multiple chronic diseases was admitted to a medical ward in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on June 30 due to shortness of breath caused by heart failure. The same cubicle of the ward had confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Princess Margaret Hospital announces four cases of supporting staff members tested preliminarily positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900763.htm
A Patient Care Assistant II working in Medicine and Geriatrics ward at Lai King Building of PMH sought medical treatment owing to discomfort at Prince of Wales Hospital Staff Clinic on July 27 and his deep throat saliva test result was preliminarily positive to COVID-19, awaiting further testing.  Another Patient Care Assistant II who shared the same room at staff quarters on July 23 and was listed as a close contact. The staff sought medical treatment at the onset of symptoms on July 28 at Accident and Emergency Department of Tseung Kwan O Hospital and was also tested preliminarily positive towards COVID-19 and awaiting further testing.

LCSD manager preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900570.htm
A manager working at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The manager works at the Cultural Presentations Section, 3/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui. She was not required to have contact with the public at work. She last performed her duties on July 22.

FEHD arranges COVID-19 testing for SSSH stakeholders
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900793.htm
In view of the recent COVID-19 cases related to the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse (SSSH), the FEHD has arranged COVID-19 testing for all SSSH stakeholders, including the operator, importers, buyers and transportation companies, so as to have the infected persons isolated as soon as possible.

Over 4 000 specimens collected under HAD’s Tsz Wan Shan Testing Scheme  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900693.htm

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900608.htm
All LCSD performance venues will continue to be temporarily closed and will not be opened before the end of August in order to maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of the virus in the community. All LCSD performing arts programmes and film screenings originally scheduled in August will be suspended.

Early closure of Tung Yick Market tomorrow for deep cleaning and disinfection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900497.htm

Government provides meal spaces for public in need
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900802.htm
To help members of the public in need to take their own meal to have lunch in a covered space while the measure is in force, the Home Affairs Department will from July 30 open 19 community halls or community centres in 18 districts during lunch hours from 11am to 3pm.  Members of the public entering the community halls or centres are required to have their body temperature checked and wear a mask.

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace (New)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

FAQ on wearing masks in public places (New)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Management upon notification of a confirmed case in workplace (New)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/workplace.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

FAQ on wearing masks in public places (New)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/public-transport-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap.599H)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap.599G)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202459e/es220202459151.pdf
 
FAQ on requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap.599F)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap.599E)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation (Cap.599D)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap.599C)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

All press releases July 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29.htm

All press releases July 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 29

CHP investigates 106 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/28/P2020072800762.htm
– 106 new cases (8 with travel history +  98 local transmission)
– Total now 2,885 (2,884 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 23 deaths (1 on July 28)
– 1,527 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first,ocal infections in brackets)
– 106 (98); 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1)

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 2,885 cases of COVID-19, including 2,884 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1527 were discharged and 22 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1487, 1562, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1901, 2107 and 2480), and 1,324 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/28/P2020072800391.htm

Tightened testing and quarantine arrangement for sea and air crew comes into effect  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/29/P2020072900009.htm
From July 29, crew change arrangement for all passenger vessels and goods vessels without cargo operation will be suspended.  All air crew and incoming sea crew members of goods vessels coming to Hong Kong for cargo operation arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) must obtain a negative result of nucleic acid test for COVID-19 conducted at a recognised laboratory within 48 hours prior to boarding.

Court to adopt enhanced social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/28/P2020072800464.htm
Court hearings will generally proceed as scheduled unless directed otherwise by the court. Parties will be given directions by the court should there be any changes. New jury trials and new death inquests involving juries scheduled to commence between August 3 to 14 will be relisted. Parties will be contacted by the court on rescheduling arrangements.

FEHD arranges one-off free COVID-19 testing service for market stall tenants
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/28/P2020072800767.htm

LCSD Amenities Assistant II preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/28/P2020072800615.htm
The Amenities Assistant concerned, stationed at Kowloon Tsai Park and Junction Road Park, is responsible for providing support services. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the tennis courts at Junction Road Park where she worked have been closed since July 15, and her office at Kowloon Tsai Park is not open to the public. She last performed duties on July 23.

SWD Social Security Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/28/P2020072800406.htm
A Social Security Assistant (SSA) of Lam Tin Social Security Field Unit who works at the office in Ping Mei House, Ping Tin Estate, has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The SSA last performed duties in the office on July 24 and the office concerned has been temporarily closed to the public but has maintained services on a limited scale through other modes of service delivery since July 20.

Cash Payout Scheme advances payment for second batch of eligible registrants using paper forms to July 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/28/P2020072800490.htm
According to the batching arrangement for paper registrations under the Cash Payout Scheme, the second batch of eligible people (i.e. people born in 1956 to 1970) who registered on or before July 18, involving about 356 000 persons, will receive payment or notifications for cheque collection starting from July 29, i.e. five days earlier than the original scheduled date of August 3. Registrants in this age group with registration forms submitted on or after July 19 will receive payment or notifications for cheque collection about two weeks after registration.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/28.htm

All press releases July 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 28

CHP investigates 145 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700752.htm
– 145 new cases (3 with travel history +  142 local transmission)
– Total now  2,779 (2,778 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 22 deaths (1 on July 26; 3 on July 27)
– 1,486 discharged

With soaring numbers of confirmed cases recently, the CHP may need longer time to conduct the epidemiological investigations and relevant contact tracing. As many cases involved the working population, the CHP appealed to employers that if they are informed by their staff being preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, before the CHP formally notifies them regarding the confirmed cases, the employers should put in place work-from-home arrangements for all employees and temporarily close the work place for thorough cleaning and disinfection as soon as possible and if practicable. The employers can also maintain a duty roster of their staff and contact details so that the CHP can conduct contact tracing as early as possible.

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first,ocal infections in brackets)
– 145 (142); 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 2779 cases of COVID-19, including 2778 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,486 were discharged and 22 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1306, 1338, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1487, 1562, 1640, 1707, 1710, 1901, 2107 and 2480), and 1,259 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700549.htm

Government further tightens social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700694.htm
From July 29:
– Maximum of 2 people in a group
– Masks must be worn in all outdoor public places
– No dine-in services at catering establishments
– Sports premises and swimming pools listed as scheduled premises that must close

Transcript of remarks at press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700649.htm
“We’ve been adopting the right approach all along – the approach is “lift and suppress” on the basis of scientific evidence, on the basis of expert advice, not on the basis of political sentiment or political decision. This is very important, it is scientifically based. That’s why, when the situation warrants, we’ll then “supress”. What’s happening now, we’re now really tightening up the measures, and if the situation permits, then of course we’ll be less stringent, enable, for example, more interaction, less stringent requirements on the social distancing and so on and so forth. So it’s a flexible, pragmatic strategy which strikes a balance.” – CS Matthew Cheung

Measures for prevention and control of COVID-19 imposed by Guangdong Province on cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers entering Guangdong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700612.htm
If a cross-boundary goods vehicle driver resides in a building reported as having a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days (for the details of buildings, please refer to the COVID-19 thematic website at www.coronavirus.gov.hk), his exemption from quarantine requirement on entering the Mainland will be temporarily suspended until 14 days after the announcement of the last confirmed case in that building.

FEHD prosecutes persons for breaching the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I)  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700679.htm
Three persons were prosecuted for failing to wear a mask in markets, contravening the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation (Cap.599I) (Regulation). This was the first time the FEHD instituted prosecutions against persons for contravening the requirement under the Regulation.

QEH announces passing away of COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700215.htm
– A 76-year-old female patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 2107) passed away on night of July 26.

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700327.htm
– A 92-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 infection (case no: 1306) passed away on July 27 morning.

Two new COVID-19 cases related to Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700763.htm

Auxiliary Medical Service member tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700668.htm

LCSD artisan preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700648.htm

Verify specimen collection pack barcode carefully
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700742.htm
The HA spokesperson reminded members of the public who obtained specimen collection packs from Lam Tin GOPC today to carefully verify the barcodes affixed on the specimen bottle and on the personal information form before collecting deep throat saliva specimen. It is advised to stop collecting deep throat saliva specimen and return the specimen collection pack to the Lam Tin GOPC, if the barcode is unmatched.

HAD and TWGHs arrange one-off free COVID-19 testing service for residents of public housing estates in Tsz Wan Shan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700397.htm
The Tsz Wan Shan Testing Scheme involves about 40 000 residents and given the substantial work pressure on manpower, testing and related logistics arrangements, the scheme has to be conducted in an orderly manner. The Government appeals for the residents’ understanding and promises to strive to expedite the progress as much as possible to address the residents’ concern.

New Territories South Animal Management Centre of AFCD launched to be another quarantine facility for animals related to COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700666.htm

Schools continue to suspend all on-campus activities until August 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700499.htm
All schools would continue to suspend all on-campus activities from July 29 to August 16 (Sunday). Schools may consider conducting make-up classes or other learning activities online.

DH’s Yaumatei Maternal & Child Health Centre closed for disinfection  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700728.htm

Driving test services of Transport Department suspended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27/P2020072700656.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/27.htm

All press releases July 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 27

CHP investigates 133 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072600725.htm
– 128 new cases (25 with travel history + 103 local transmission)
– Total now 2,634 (2,633 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 18 deaths (2 on July 25)
– 1,495 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first,ocal infections in brackets)
– 128 (103); 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 2634 cases of COVID-19, including 2633 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1495 were discharged and 18 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1338, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1562, 1640, 1707, 1710 and 2480), and 1108 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072600523.htm

Government announces tightening of testing and quarantine arrangement for exempted persons
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072600440.htm
Crew change arrangements for passenger vessels and goods vessels without cargo operation in Hong Kong would be suspended from July 29 (Wednesday). Testing and quarantine arrangement for sea crew members of goods vessels coming to Hong Kong for cargo operation, air crew members and other persons exempted from quarantine requirement (exempted persons) arriving Hong Kong will also be tightened.

– Suspend crew change arrangement for passenger vessels and goods vessels without cargo operation in Hong Kong until the local epidemic situation is contained.

– For goods vessels coming to Hong Kong for cargo operation, new exemption conditions will be imposed and existing requirements tightened, including:
* all crew members should remain onboard the vessels during the stay in Hong Kong waters and should not go ashore
* outgoing crew members who have completed service onboard must remain on the vessel during their stay in Hong Kong until transportation is arranged for them to travel directly to the airport to board flights for repatriation to their home countries to avoid contact with the local community

– All air crew must have a negative result of nucleic acid test for COVID-19  … with the specimen collected within 48 hours prior to boarding the flight to Hong Kong. Otherwise, air crew must take a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) of the Department of Health (DH) upon arrival at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and wait for the test results there or at any other designated location.

Government supplements on quarantine exemption arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072600666.htm

Extension of COVID-19 testing service for public light bus drivers and addition of one temporary specimen collection centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072600251.htm
From July 27, the COVID-19 testing service will be extended from taxi drivers to public light bus (PLB) drivers (including green minibus and red minibus). In addition, the Government will provide an additional temporary specimen collection centre at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port and the centre will be open for use in the morning of July 29 and in the afternoon of July 30 for the convenience of the drivers operating in Lantau.

Assistant Social Welfare Officer tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072600397.htm
An Assistant Social Work Officer (ASWO) of Information Systems and Technology Branch, who works at the office in Skyline Tower, Kowloon Bay, was tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) yesterday on July 25. The ASWO last performed duties in the office on July 17 and the office concerned is not open to members of the public.

A male police officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072600722.htm
A 48-year-old male police officer posted to Tuen Mun Division has preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). He felt unwell on July 24 and sought medical treatment at a hospital. Preliminary results released  on July 26 showed that he was positive for COVID-19. He had no travel history over the past 14 days. He last attended work on July 24, and he wore masks when he had to come into contact with members of the public.

Two new cases preliminarily test positive for COVID-19 related to Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072600696.htm
One case involves a worker in the SSSH responsible for handling livestock sundry duties at the lairage area. The worker concerned took a COVID-19 test via the CHP following the identification of a confirmed case in the building where he lives. He was notified by the CHP last night that he was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. He has been staying home and has not gone to work since July 18. The other case involves a buyer. He earlier sought medical treatment from a private clinic after feeling unwell and took a virus test. He was informed by the CHP yesterday that he was preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. He last performed duties on July 25 and had visited SSSH during worktime. He has been wearing a face mask when performing duties.

List of hotels accepting quarantine bookings for residents arriving from specified places
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/inbound/hotels_en.pdf

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26.htm

All press releases July 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 26

CHP investigates 133 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500716.htm
– 133 new cases (7 with travel history + 126 local transmission)
– Total now 2,506 (2,505 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 18 deaths (1 on July 25)
– 1,455 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 133 (126); 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 2506 cases of COVID-19, including 2,505 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1455 were discharged and 18 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1338, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1562, 1640, 1707, 1710 and 2480), and 1020 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500599.htm

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces the passing away of a COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500309.htm
An 84-year-old male patient confirmed with COVID-19 (case number: 1710) passed away on July 25.

Worker in Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500788.htm
The person concerned is responsible for handling livestock sundry duties at the lairage area in the slaughterhouse. He last performed duties on July 23 and has been wearing face masks when performing duties.

Customs Officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500500.htm
The officer is posted to the Customs Marine Base, Stonecutters Island and mainly performed logistic duties. He made no contact with members of the public at work.

Resident site engineer of Highways Department’s consultant tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500683.htm
The engineer last went to work on July 24. Since he had close contacts with a person confirmed with COVID-19 on July 24, he was arranged to be tested and was notified today that he was tested positive for COVID-19. He has been admitted to hospital for treatment under isolation and is now in stable condition.

General outpatient clinics help distribute specimen bottles
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500508.htm
To support the implementation of this new arrangement by CHP, 22 general out-patient clinics (GOPCs) of the HA (see appendix) will be available for the aforesaid members of the public to collect or return the specimen bottles free of charge from Monday July 27. This pilot voluntary test arrangement, tentatively scheduled for four weeks, will not involve any consultation services by doctors.

FEHD continues to enhance anti-epidemic measures and cleaning and disinfection in markets
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500502.htm

Beaches of LCSD still closed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/26/P2020072400403.htm

LCSD steps up patrols of temporarily closed beaches
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500692.htm
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) on July 25 stepped up patrols at all gazetted beaches to prevent the public from entering. The department appealed to the public not to enter closed beaches in order to reduce the chances of spreading the virus in the community and avoid accidents.

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” continues to disburse subsides
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072500210.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25.htm

All press releases July 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 25

CHP investigates 123 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/25/P2020072400826.htm
– 123 new cases (8 with travel history + 115 local transmission)
– Total now 2,373 (2,372 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 16 deaths (1 on July 24)
– 1,407 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 123 (115)  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 2373 cases of COVID-19, including 2372 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1407 were discharged and 16 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1338, 1341, 1348, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1562, 1640 and 1707), and 937 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400537.htm

United Christian Hospital announces passing away of a COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400413.htm
A 74-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed case (case no.: 1338) passed away on July 24. The patient, from a residential care home, was admitted to hospital on July 9. His renal and liver function rapidly deteriorated while receiving treatment and his condition continued to worsen and eventually succumbed at 12.48pm.

Hung Hom Market and To Kwa Wan Market to close early today for deep cleaning and disinfection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400653.htm

Two more contractor’s workers of Water Supplies Department tested positive and preliminarily positive respectively for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400733.htm

Registration and Electoral Office General Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400767.htm

Contractor’s worker for Water Supplies Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400389.htm

Clerical and Secretarial Grades staff of CreateHK preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400831.htm

LCSD Amenities Assistant I preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400497.htm

A Senior Immigration Officer tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400566.htm

LCSD strongly appeals to public to avoid visiting temporarily closed beaches
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400394.htm
An LCSD spokesman strongly appealed to members of the public again to heed the Government’s advice to stay at home as much as possible and not to go swimming or sunbathing at closed beaches in order to prevent crowds from gathering, reduce the chances of spreading the virus in the community and avoid accidents. The LCSD has strengthened the cordoning off of beaches to prevent the public from entering. While some beach areas may not be completely blocked off due to terrain constraints, the LCSD urges the public to be self-disciplined, and not to enter the beach areas or attempt to damage venue facilities.

HAD continues to provide food packs and anti-epidemic items to people in need
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400460.htm

Immigration Department service arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400717.htm

Adjustment of some bus services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072400785.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24.htm

All press releases July 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 24

CHP investigates 118 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/24/P2020072300845.htm
– 118 new cases (7 with travel history + 111 local transmission)
– Total now 2,250 (2,249 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 15 deaths (1 on July 23)
– 1,379 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
–  118 (111); 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1; 3

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 2250 cases of COVID-19, including 2249 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1379 were discharged and 15 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1348, 1341, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1562, 1640 and 1707), and 843 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300485.htm
A 63-year-old male patient (case number: 1640) passed away July 23 afternoon.

Special work arrangement for Government employees to be extended

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300393.htm
– Work from home extended until August 2

Auxiliary Medical Service member tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300785.htm
The male member concerned attended the regular training at AMS’s training centre in Shek Kip Mei in the afternoon of July 12 and did not take part in other training courses or perform any duties afterwards, including the anti-epidemic operations.

Security guard of Housing Department’s Estate Management Office tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300626.htm
A female security guard working at the Estate Management Office (EMO) of Choi Fai Estate tested positive for COVID-19. She is now in hospital for treatment. The security guard is responsible for handling telephone calls and monitoring the security system in the control room of the EMO. Normally she does not have contact with residents. She last performed duties on July 22. The security guard has no recent travel history.

Prince of Wales Hospital announces a renal patient has been preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 after discharge
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300718.htm

Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300557.htm
The case involves an American short-haired cat from Sheung Wan. When the owner was confirmed with COVID-19, the cat was sent for quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on July 21. A sample collected from the cat tested positive for COVID-19. However, the cat has not shown any symptoms at present.

Community isolation facility alleviates demand pressure for hospital isolation beds
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300583.htm
We have begun preparations for the community isolation facility at Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village since April this year to set up over 300 en-suite units. The detailed arrangements cover staff deployment, infection control, workflow, patient admission and discharge arrangements, emergency support from nearby hospitals, and a connection to the Clinical Management System.

CS inspects preparatory work for quarantine and community treatment facilities at AsiaWorld-Expo
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300780.htm
CS Matthew Cheung said he was pleased to learn that the temporary quarantine centre for residents of residential care homes for the elderly will have nursing staff on duty round the clock and designated staff responsible for assisting in the daily living of the elderly. Preparation for the first hall, which will have 100 beds, is almost complete, and it can be put to use tomorrow (July 24) at the earliest. The second hall, with a capacity of about 150 to 200 beds, will be reserved for future expansion.

EPD distributes face masks to frontline personnel of refuse collection and recycling trade
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300591.htm
The Environmental Protection Department will distribute approximately 80 000 face masks to the refuse collection trade and recycling facilities under the EPD to support the work of frontline personnel and thank them for standing ready to fight the epidemic.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23.htm

All press releases July 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 23

CHP investigates 113 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/22/P2020072300023.htm
– 113 new cases (11 with travel history + 102 local transmission)
– Total now 2,132 (2,131 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 14 deaths (2 on July 21)
– 1,344 discharged

– From July 22, persons under compulsory quarantine for 14 days in accordance with the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) and the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E), are required to collect and submit their deep throat saliva samples on the 10th day of the quarantine period for a second round of COVID-19 testing, so testing results can be completed before the end of the 14-day compulsory quarantine.

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 113 (102); 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1; 3; 14

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 2132 cases of COVID-19, including 2131 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1344 were discharged and 14 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1348, 1341, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1562 and 1707), and 762 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/22/P2020072200466.htm

Latest legislative amendments and specifications under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/22/P2020072200750.htm
– US added as “high-risk” location requiring pre-departure negative COVID-19 test from July 29
–  Mask wearing for indoor venues and public places defined
– Various public health regulations extended until December 31
 
Tuen Mun Hospital announces Health Care Assistant required to be quarantined
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/22/P2020072200718.htm

Senior Immigration Assistant tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/23/P2020072300012.htm
The officer concerned is mainly responsible for providing supporting services at the 14/F of the Wan Chai Immigration Tower. 14/F is not public floor and is not open to the public. She last performed duties on July 8.

A woman Sergeant preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/22/P2020072200691.htm
A 43-year-old woman Sergeant posted to the Financial Investigation section of the Narcotics Bureau was preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The woman Sergeant had no travel history over the past 14 days, and had not performed any duties that would require her to come into contact with members of the public. She last attended work on July 20.

Senior technical officer of Housing Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/22/P2020072200530.htm
The officer was identified as a close contact of the senior technical officer who was notified of testing positive for COVID-19 on July 16 … The officer works on the seventh floor of Block 3 at the Hong Kong Housing Authority Headquarters in Ho Man Tin. The floor concerned is not a public floor and is not open to the public. He last performed duties on July 15.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires on December 31

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D
– Expires on December 31

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight on 7 September

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/22.htm

All press releases July 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 22

CHP investigates 61 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100770.htm
– 61 new cases (3 with travel history + 58 local transmission)
– Total now 2,019 (2,018 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 14 deaths (2 on July 21)
– 1,324 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 61 (58); 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1; 3; 14; 2

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 2019 cases of COVID-19, including 2018 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,324 were discharged and 14 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1348, 1341, 1350, 1365, 1450, 1562 and 1707), and 669 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100495.htm

Government clarifies rumours on “lockdown”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100652.htm
Regarding the rumour that the Government may impose a so-called “lockdown” in the coming few days in view of the COVID-19 outbreak, a Government spokesman today (July 21) clarified that the rumour is unfounded.

Conditions of entry for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html
– Includes template letter for COVID-19 test from recognised or approved institution in high-risk location

Employers must sign undertaking when applying for visas for foreign domestic helpers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100671.htm
With immediate effect, employers applying for a visa for FDHs (including those applications submitted but pending approval or issuance of visas) will be required to sign an undertaking to indicate they will arrange for the COVID-19 test and hotel quarantine for their FDHs, and be responsible for the relevant costs if FDHs arrive on or after July 25, 2020. If employers breach the undertaking, their FDHs may be denied entry into Hong Kong and future applications from those employers for employing an FDH may be refused.

Undertaking by employers for FDH (form)
www.immd.gov.hk/eng/forms/hk-visas/foreign-domestic-helpers.html

Queen Mary Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital announce passing away of COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100346.htm
The Hospital Authority said that a 77-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed patient at Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) (case number: 1562) passed away at around 2am on July 21, while an 87-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed case of the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH) (case number: 1348) passed away at around 2.50am on July 21.

Updates on COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong East Cluster
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100655.htm

FEHD distributes face masks and disinfectant hand sanitisers to market tenants
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100708.htm

CSD response on lawyer who preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19 visiting persons in custody
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100540.htm
The persons in custody concerned are currently asymptomatic. The department immediately separated the persons in custody concerned and placed them under medical surveillance.

LCSD outsourced horticultural service contractor worker tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100488.htm

LCSD strongly appeals to public to avoid visiting temporarily closed beaches
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100611.htm
The LCSD strongly appeals to members of the public to heed the Government’s advice to stay at home as much as possible and not to go swimming or sunbathing at closed beaches in order to prevent crowds from gathering and reduce the chances of spreading the virus in the community.

Court to resume business with reduced capacity
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100441.htm
The Judiciary announced that all hearings of courts/tribunals originally scheduled from July 22 onwards will generally proceed as scheduled unless otherwise directed by the court. Relevant parties will be notified and given directions where necessary. Registries and accounts offices at all levels of courts will also re-open.

Government strongly condemns blatant violation of prohibition on group gathering regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100849.htm
A Government spokesman has strongly condemned the selfish and illegal acts of some disorderly members of the public who gathered inside a mall in Yuen Long on July 21 evening, gravely increasing the risk of spreading the virus. They are suspected of having breached the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G).

Consumer Price Indices for June 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100287.htm
Overall consumer prices rose by 0.7% in June 2020 over the same month a year earlier, smaller than the corresponding increase (1.5%) in May 2020. Netting out the effects of all Government’s one-off relief measures, the year-on-year rate of increase in the Composite CPI (i.e. the underlying inflation rate) in June 2020 was 1.2%, smaller than that in May 2020 (1.9%).

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires onmidnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H 
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Conditions for inbound travellers who have visited specified high-risk places (Cap.599H)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires onSeptember 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expiresmidnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21.htm

All press releases July 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 21

CHP investigates 73 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000862.htm
– 73 new cases (7 with travel history + 66 local transmission)
– Total now 1,959 (1,958 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 12 deaths
– 1,302 discharged

– In view of the severe epidemic situation, the CHP called on members of the public to avoid going out, having social contact and dining out. They should put on a surgical mask and maintain stringent hand hygiene when they need to go out

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 73 (66); 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1; 3; 14; 2; 16; 30

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1959 cases of COVID-19, including 1958 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,301 were discharged and 12 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1341, 1350, 1365, 1450 and 1707), and 636 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000504.htm

Government extends social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000711.htm
– Effective from July 22 to July 28
– Covers catering premises, scheduled premises
– Pubs and bars to close
– Clubhouses to close

Summary of measures announced by CE on July 19
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/20200719_prevention_control_measures.pdf

CHP announces incident concerning mixing up of virus testing results
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/21/P2020072100019.htm
The Public Health Laboratory Services Branch under the CHP on July 20 when following up on the test results of COVID-19 found that the results of two people had been mixed up, where the test report for the person who should have been tested negative had been inputted as positive, while the test report for the person who should have been tested positive has been delayed until yesterday.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces preliminary positive case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000666.htm

New Territories West Cluster announces the service arrangement of Tuen Mun Eye Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000804.htm

LCSD-outsourced workers test positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000675.htm

One more outsourced worker of Water Supplies Department preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000446.htm

HAD and Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies arrange one-off free COVID-19 testing service for frontline property management workers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000838.htm

Secretary for Education’s (SED) opening remarks at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000567.htm
We anticipate at this stage that classes of all schools, including international schools and kindergartens, which used to start their new school year early, would not commence earlier than August 17. The final commencement date will depend on the development of the epidemic. We will notify the schools as soon as a final decision is made and will allow at least two weeks for their preparation. We have gained some practical experience from the class resumption arrangement from May to June this year, such as resumption by phases and levels, half-day schooling, as well as the various crowd control and health protection measures. We will continue to consider the commencement of the new school year along these directions.

SED on release of DSE Examination results and cross-boundary students  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000575.htm

SCS visits monitoring centre of OGCIO
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000642.htm

LCSD suspends enrolment arrangements of recreation and sports programmes
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20/P2020072000474.htm

MTR to adjust non-peak hour services from July 22
http://www.mtr.com.hk/archive/corporate/en/press_release/PR-20-048-E.pdf
The service-frequency adjustment was made in view of the impact of the latest infection preventive measures on the public’s travelling pattern during non-peak periods. Given the changes in the patronage during non-peak periods, we believe the service-frequency adjustment will reduce unnecessary energy consumption while maintaining travelling comfort

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires onmidnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H 
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires onSeptember 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expiresmidnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/20.htm

All press releases July 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 20

CHP investigates 108 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900812.htm
– 108 new cases (25 with travel history + 83 local transmission)
– Total now 1,886 (1,885 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 12 deaths
– 1,294 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 108 (83); 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1; 3; 14; 2; 16; 30; 3

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1886 cases of COVID-19, including 1885 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1294 were discharged and 12 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1341, 1350, 1365, 1450 and 1707), and 573 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900485.htm

Special work arrangement for Government employees
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900482.htm
Except for those involved in the provision of emergency services and essential public services, all other government employees should work from home starting from July 20. The measure will be implemented tentatively for a week until July 26. The Government will closely monitor the epidemic situation and review the arrangement in due course.

Government clarifies necessity of quarantine exemption arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900491.htm
The existing exemption arrangement under the compulsory quarantine regime is essential to maintain the necessary operation of the society and the economy, and to ensure an uninterrupted supply of all daily necessities to the public. The Government has been closely monitoring the risk and pressure on public health brought about by imported cases and would continue to adopt relevant coping measures in a resolute manner as necessary… there had not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among exempted persons arriving from the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan.

Press Conference on latest measures – Webcast
https://webcast.info.gov.hk/revamp/eng/video/0000000858_mp4.html
– Work from home for civil servants from July 20 until July 26. Essential and emergency services to be maintained.
– Enhanced social distancing measures announced last week extended until July 26
– Compulsory wearing of face masks to apply to all indoor public places
– Schools urged to introduce suitable arrangements for release of DSE results on July 21 (to avoid students returning to school)
– Step up prevention efforts – enhanced testing, disinfection work, deep cleansing
– Updates on provision of quarantine and isolation facilities (Lei Yu Mun, AsiaWorld-Expo, Penny’s Bay, hotels)
– From July 26, people arriving from high-risk places must quarantine in hotel with prior booking and at own expense (i.e. no home quarantine allowed for this category of returnees)

Transcript of remarks at press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900742.htm

New Territories West Cluster updates on case of staff members of Tuen Mun Eye Centre tested positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900415.htm

LCSD outsourced cleansing workers tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900518.htm

Outsourced worker of Water Supplies Department tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900756.htm

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900751.htm
From July 22 (Wednesday) onwards, court hearings and registry business will generally proceed.  Parties to the court proceedings should work on the basis that court hearings will proceed as scheduled unless directed otherwise by the court. If any proceedings need to be adjourned and re-fixed, parties will be given directions by the court.

Home Affairs Department (HAD) provides food packs for elderly in need
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900847.htm
Over the previous two days, about 1,500 food packs were provided to the elderly living in Tsz Ching Estate in Tsz Wan Shan and Choi Fai Estate in Ngau Chi Wan in the Wong Tai Sin District through Lok Sin Tong. Lok Sin Tong has also prepared 5,000 food packs for distribution to public housing estates with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kowloon East. The HAD will step up collaboration with other charities to provide food packs for the elderly living in the public housing estates in Kowloon East. The HAD understands that many elderly singletons are currently very anxious about the situation and calls on them not to be too worried. The department will provide food packs and assistance to them as soon as possible so that they can fight the virus with peace of mind.

Immigration Department service arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900688.htm

Latest arrangements on Hongkong Post services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19/P2020071900806.htm

More details of changes to government public services can be found at:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires onmidnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H 
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires onSeptember 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expiresmidnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/19.htm

All press releases July 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 19

CHP investigates 64 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800747.htm
– 64 new cases (4 with travel history + 60 local transmission)
– Total now 1,778 (1,777 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 12 deaths  (1 on July 18)
– 1,274 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 64 (60); 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1; 3; 14; 2; 16; 30; 3; 1

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1778 cases of COVID-19, including 1777 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1274 were discharged and 12 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1341, 1350, 1365, 1450 and 1707), and 485 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800506.htm

QEH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800381.htm
A 94-year-old male COVID-19 confirmed patient passed away at 10.08am on July 18.

New Territories West Cluster updates on case of staff members of Tuen Mun Eye Centre tested positive to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800743.htm
Since three clerical staff of TMEC were tested positive to COVID-19, NTWC arranged 33 staff members of TMEC who had been in close contact with the staff concerned to undergo COVID-19 test. 31 of them were tested negative while two are waiting for the test results. The group of staff being classified as close contacts will be quarantined.

Customs Officer preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800620.htm
The Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) on July 18 learned that a Customs Officer has preliminarily tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The officer works on 23/F of the Customs Headquarters Building in North Point. The floor is not a public floor and is not open to the public. The officer is responsible for logistic duties

FEHD conducts deep cleaning and disinfection at markets as precautionary measure
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800727.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said that in view of some recent confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 found to be related to markets, the FEHD has already further enhanced cleaning and disinfection in markets under the department. Upon learning that there were confirmed cases related to Ngau Chi Wan Market and Pei Ho Street Market, the FEHD immediately enhanced the cleaning and disinfection work and additionally arranged for the early closure of the two markets yesterday (July 17) for deep cleaning and disinfection. The FEHD will also arrange for 12 public markets in Kowloon District to be closed earlier for deep cleaning and disinfection in the coming few days as a precautionary measure.

Around 1,000 applications of Anti-epidemic Subsidy Scheme for the Laundry Trade approved
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071700727.htm

Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” continues to disburse subsides
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800069.htm

Latest epidemic prevention measures and special arrangements by LegCo Secretariat
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800203.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires onmidnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H 
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires onSeptember 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expiresmidnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18.htm

All press releases July 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 18

CHP investigates 58 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700861.htm
– 58  new cases (8 with travel history + 50 local transmission)
– Total now 1,714 (1,713 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 11 deaths (1 on July 17)
– 1,264 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 58 (50); 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1; 3; 14; 2; 16; 30; 3; 1

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700561.htm

Specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/18/P2020071800038.htm
The Government has gazetted the specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H) to impose conditions based on public health grounds on travellers who has visited specified high risk places within 14 days before arrival in Hong Kong, in order to further reduce the number of imported cases.
– Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa deemed “high risk”
– Negative Covid-19 test from certified laboratory required 72 hours prior to departure
– Hotel room reservation for quarantine (14 days) also required from day of arrival

Government COVID-19 testing services are not for private use
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700663.htm
If members of the public need to take a COVID-19 test for personal reasons in order to obtain a relevant test result for private use, including immigration purposes, they should arrange testing services on their own. Persons who wish to enter Guangdong should arrange a COVID-19 test with testing institutions recognised by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

CSB reminds departments to handle work arrangements for employees with flexibility
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700954.htm
The CSB has today reminded bureaux and departments again that they should handle the work arrangements for their staff with flexibility while maintaining the provision of public services.

FEHD arranges one-off free COVID-19 testing service for restaurant staff
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700975.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) on July 17 launched the COVID-19 testing service for staff of restaurants with seating areas. Starting from July 17, restaurant operators can register online through FEHD’s website (www.fehd.gov.hk) while public market cooked food/light refreshment stalls and licensed cooked food hawker stalls operators will be contacted by the testing agency (Prenetics Limited), thus obviating the need for making registration.

Faecal sample from pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700980.htm

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700549.htm
The man was earlier issued a compulsory quarantine order stating that he must conduct quarantine at home for 14 days.  Before the expiry of the quarantine order, he left the place of quarantine without reasonable excuse nor permission given by an authorised officer and was stopped by staff of the Immigration Department at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Control Point on June 3.

West Kowloon Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre closed for deep cleaning (re-opens July 18)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700869.htm

Announcement by Judiciary on Tuen Mun Court
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700345.htm

Cash Payout Scheme has disbursed payment to over 5.3 million people and will start accepting final batch of paper registrations by age group
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17/P2020071700741.htm
The Government has announced that as of July 17, the Cash Payout Scheme has disbursed payment or issued notifications of cheque collection to over 5.3 million eligible people. In addition, according to the batching arrangement for paper registrations, eligible people of the last batch (i.e. persons born in 1971 to 2002) may start registrations on Sunday (July 19).

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H 
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/17.htm

All press releases July 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 17

CHP investigates 67 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600800.htm
– 67 new cases (4 with travel history + 63 local transmission)
– Total now 1,656 (1,655 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 10 deaths (2 on July 15)
– 1,254 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first, local infections in brackets)
– 67 (63); 19 (14); 48 (40); 52 (41); 38 (30); 28 (16); 38 (32); 42 (34); 24 (19); 14 (9); 17 (1); 10 (2); 11; 5; 9; 28 (1); 2; 4; 2; 1; 3; 14; 2; 16; 30; 3; 1; 3

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1656 cases of COVID-19, including 1655 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1254 were discharged and 10 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180, 1341, 1350 and 1450), and 392 cases were still hospitalised or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600506.htm

CSB responds to media enquiries on work arrangements for government employees  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600712.htm
The CSB has also issued guidelines to bureaux and departments reminding them that with regard to their own actual situation and the circumstances of individual cases, they can, on the premise of not affecting the provision of public services, draw up their own social distancing measures, including working from home, in order to protect the health and safety of their staff. For instance, some departments have made special arrangements for their pregnant employees. If colleagues have tested positive for COVID-19 or have to wait for test results, the departments concerned will make flexible arrangements and render support to them in accordance with the actual circumstances.

Members of the public reminded of Guangdong Province’s latest prevention and control measures for visitors from Hong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600879.htm
Before departure to Guangdong, members of the public must bring along the valid proof of negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result, or otherwise they will be refused entry into GD. When they re-enter Hong Kong after being refused of entry in the Mainland, they will be subjected to compulsory quarantine of 14 days pursuant to the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C). Members of the public should pay extra attention to avoid such a situation

Queen Elizabeth Hospital update on cluster of COVID-19 suspected of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600692.htm
QEH has continued to follow up a cluster of COVID-19 suspected of nosocomial infection reported earlier. The COVID-19 test results were negative for all the 62 healthcare workers who had contacted with the three confirmed patients. On the other hand, the hospital was informed on July 15 evening that a supporting staff who works at the Non-Emergency Ambulance Transfer Service (NEATS) coordination centre was preliminarily confirmed with COVID-19 infection.

LCSD Amenities Assistant II tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600602.htm
The Amenities Assistant II concerned provides supporting services at Tsuen King Circuit Wu Chung Swimming Pool in Tsuen Wan District. The floor she works on is not a public floor and is not open to the public.

Senior technical officer of Housing Department tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600585.htm
The officer works on the seventh floor of Block 3 at the Hong Kong Housing Authority Headquarters in Ho Man Tin. The floor concerned is not a public floor and is not open to the public.

Taxi drivers may make appointments for voluntary one-off free COVID-19 testing service
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600684.htm
The Transport Department (TD) will commence registration on July 17 for taxi drivers to make appointment for the one-off COVID-19 testing service. The testing is voluntary and free of charge.

Early closure of Ngau Chi Wan Market and Pei Ho Street Market for deep cleaning and disinfection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600807.htm
In view of some recent confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 found to be related to Ngau Chi Wan Market and Pei Ho Street Market, to safeguard the health and safety of market stall tenants and the public, the two markets will be closed an hour earlier on July 17 at 7pm for deep cleaning and disinfection..

Application period extended for Scheme on Relief Grants for Interest Class Instructors Hired by Organisations Subvented by the Social Welfare Department
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600329.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H 
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16.htm

All press releases July 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 16

CHP investigates 19 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500824.htm
– 19 new cases (5 with travel history + 4 local transmission)
– Total now 1,589 (1,588 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 9 deaths (1 more death)
– 1,241 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 19, 48, 52, 38, 28, 38, 42, 24,14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1589 cases of COVID-19, including 1588 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1241 were discharged and 8 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180 and 1341), and 333 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500550.htm

UCH announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500879.htm
An 89-year-old male confirmed as having COVID-19 (case number: 1450) passed away. The patient with chronic illness was admitted to the hospital on July 11 due to pneumonia. His condition continued to deteriorate while receiving treatment and eventually succumbed on July 15 night.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital update on a cluster of COVID-19 suspected of nosocomial (i.e. hospital-acquired)  infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500857.htm
QEH reported yesterday that three female patients staying in the same cubicle of a medical ward was confirmed with COVID-19 infections. The hospital has followed up with the remaining 42 female patients of the concerned ward. All the patient specimens taken for nasopharyngeal swab were tested negative of COVID-19. Nine patients had been discharged. The hospital will maintain close communication with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) to follow up the condition of the discharged patients. The two COVID-19 confirmed patients (case numbers: 1513 and 1563) and one preliminary positive patient are in stable conditions and they are under isolation treatment.

Assistant Trade Controls Officer of Hong Kong Customs preliminarily tests positive for COVID-19

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500602.htm

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/16/P2020071600001.htm
The Judiciary on July 15 was notified by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) that a contractor cleaner at the Labour Tribunal (LT) was tested positive for COVID-19.

Subsidy scheme for vehicle maintenance workshops under Anti-epidemic Fund opens for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500817.htm

LCQ3: Measures to support employment
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500362.htm

LCQ12: “New normal” of co-existence with virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500327.htm

LCQ22: Aviation industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071500375.htm

Euronews: “How Hong Kong used homegrown tech to fight COVID-19″
https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/14/how-hong-kong-used-homegrown-tech-to-fight-covid-19

HKTB announces June arrival figures
https://www.discoverhongkong.com/content/dam/dhk/intl/corporate/newsroom/press-release/hktb/2020/07-June-arrivals-E.pdf

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599I
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599H 
– Expires at midnight on 14 October

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15.htm

All press releases July 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 15

CHP investigates 48 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400773.htm
– 48 new cases (8 with travel history + 40 local transmission)
– Total now 1,570 (1,5691 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 8 deaths
– 1,229 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 48, 52, 38, 28, 38, 42, 24,14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1570 cases of COVID-19, including 1569 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1229 were discharged and 8 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100, 1180 and 1341), the remaining 333 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400602.htm

Three persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400749.htm

FHB responds to media enquiries on COVID-19 tests for high-risk groups
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/15/P2020071400985.htm
With a view to targeting clusters of infection in various premises and sectors in the community, the Government has decided to immediately enhance COVID-19 tests for high risk groups in the community on a voluntary basis. These include staff of residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs), residential care homes for persons with disabilities (RCHDs) and nursing homes, taxi drivers, restaurant staff and frontline staff of the property management sector. The estimated number of individuals involved is around 400,000.

CE inspects virus tests for staff of residential care home for the elderly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400961.htm
At the residential care home for the elderly in Tsz Wan Shan, Mrs Lam was briefed by the person-in-charge of Sunrise Diagnostic Centre Limited, established by BGI Genomics, on the arrangements and procedures for collecting throat swab samples for COVID-19 tests for about 80 staff members of the elderly home.  July 14  is the first day that the Government, together with the testing institution, conducted virus tests for staff members of residential care homes for the elderly, residential care homes for persons with disabilities and nursing homes. With the experience gained, the tests will be extended to all care institutions in Hong Kong as soon as possible.

Announcement by the Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400665.htm
In view of the latest public health situation, while court hearings and registry businesses will generally proceed, enhanced social distancing measures are being implemented to ensure that the courts can carry on business as safely as circumstances permit.

Cash Payout Scheme to advance payment to registrants using paper forms to July 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400729.htm
The first batch of eligible registrants (i.e. people born in 1955 or before) will receive the payment or notifications for cheque collection starting from July 15, i.e. five days earlier than the original scheduled date of July 20. If registrants of this age group submitted registration forms on or after July 5, they will receive payment or notifications for cheque collection about two weeks after registration.

Government postpones launch of Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400406.htm
In light of the postponement of various convention and exhibition (C&E) activities originally scheduled for mid- and late July and August in Hong Kong, the Government announced on July 14 that the launch of the Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme under the Anti-epidemic Fund will be postponed.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14.htm

All press releases July 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 14

CHP investigates 52 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/13/P2020071300814.htm
– 52 new cases (11 with travel history + 41 local transmission)
– Total now 1,522 (1,521 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 8 deaths (1 additional death)
– 1,217 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 38, 28, 38, 42, 24,14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8, 0, 3

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1522 cases of COVID-19, including 1521 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1217 were discharged and 7 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100 and 1180), the remaining 298 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/13/P2020071300525.htm

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital announces passing away of COVID-19 patient
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/13/P2020071300774.htm
The Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) on July 13 announced that a 95-year-old female COVID-19 confirmed patient (case no: 1341) passed away at around 6.30pm yesterday.

A Senior Immigration Assistant tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/13/P2020071300773.htm
The officer concerned is mainly responsible for providing supporting services at the 14/F and 16/F of the Wan Chai Immigration Tower. Both floors are not public floors and are not open to the public. He last performed duties on July 10 and sought medical treatment at clinic, and was subsequently notified of the tested positive result this evening.

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation gazetted
Cap. 599H introduces a mechanism to empower the Secretary for Food and Health (the Secretary) to impose conditions related to the prevention and control of the specified disease or protection of public health, on cross-boundary conveyances arriving at Hong Kong from specified places and relevant travellers coming to Hong Kong on the conveyances.  The mechanism empowers the Government to flexibly impose various conditions on travellers, either based on their originating place (e.g. specific high-risk places), or solely having regard to the office they assume (e.g. air crew or sea crew), including requiring inbound travellers from cross-boundary conveyances to obtain a negative result from a COVID-19 test conducted by a recognised laboratory before arriving at Hong Kong. The Secretary will issue directions on the above matters in due course.

Cap. 599I empowers the Secretary, for preventing, protecting against, delaying or otherwise controlling the incidence or transmission of the specified disease, to, by notice published in the Gazette, specify a period. During the specified period, a person must wear a mask at all times when the person is boarding or on board a public transport carrier (see Annex), or is entering or present in an MTR paid area. Some exceptions apply.

Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Public Transport) Regulation
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452143.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-Boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452142.pdf

Government further tightens social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400010.htm
Stricter measures for catering businesses, scheduled premises, group gatherings from July 15
– Restaurants allowed 50% seating, max. 4 persons per table. Must cease table service between 6pm and 5am, but take away service allowed.
– Pubs to close; live performances to stop
– Group gatherings limited to 4 persons

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition of Group Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulation 2020
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202452e/es220202452141.pdf

Latest arrangements on LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/13/P2020071300885.htm
The leisure and cultural venues/facilities reopened earlier will be temporarily closed from July 15 (Wednesday) until further notice. The recreational, sports and cultural programmes to be held in July will also be cancelled. Outdoor leisure venues/facilities including tennis courts, bowling greens, sports grounds, Ngau Chi Wan Park Archery Range, Shek O Obstacle Golf Course, Tuen Mun Recreation and Sports Centre, grass pitches, artificial turf soccer pitches, hard-surface pitches, gateball courts, table tennis tables, barbecue sites, skateparks, roller skating rinks, roller hockey grounds, skateboard grounds, outdoor fitness equipment, model car play areas, model boat pools, cycling facilities (except for cycle paths), amphitheatres, public swimming pools, beaches, water sports centres; holiday camps and Pui O Campsite will be temporarily closed. All indoor sports facilities including sports centres, squash centres and badminton centres will also be closed on July 15.

Transcript of remarks at press conference (CE, SFH)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/14/P2020071400016.htm
We naturally confess that this will have an adverse impact on business, especially with the closures of the 12 types of premises and for the first time the banning of eat-in for restaurants after 6pm. But you will recall that in the last five, six months, whenever we talked about this subject, we said that we were in a situation of a three-way tug of war. One is we have to take account of the latest public health situation, secondly is the economic impact and thirdly is the social acceptability of the people. I think based on what we have seen in the last seven or eight days about the re-emergence of local cases and the spread and the diversity of these local cases, this is the time for tightening, which means that it will affect business, which means that people will become more inconvenienced.  I will have to appeal to people, that I fully understand they want to go to Book Fair, they want to go to restaurant, they want to meet friends, but this is a time for us to put our act together in order to fight this latest re-emergence of cases. – CE Carrie Lam

CS inspects construction progress of new quarantine facilities at Penny’s Bay
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/13/P2020071300645.htm
Construction of quarantine units on Government land at Penny’s Bay is making good progress and some 800 units will be available before the end of this month. Of these, the first  100 units have already been handed over to the Department of Health and the second batch of 700 units has just been completed.

Government launches measures to energise HK films
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/13/P2020071300574.htm
The Government will earmark around $260 million under the Film Development Fund (FDF) to implement five major measures to increase the number of local film productions, nurture young directors and scriptwriting talents and enhance professional training, with a view to adding value to the trade, helping the trade tide over this difficult period and re-energising Hong Kong’s film industry.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/13.htm

All press releases July 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 13

CHP investigates 38 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/11/P2020071100719.htm
–  38 new cases (8 with travel history + 30 local transmission)
– Total now 1,470 (1,469 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 7 deaths
– 1,214 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 38, 28, 38, 42, 24,14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8, 0, 3

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1470 cases of COVID-19, including 1469 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1214 were discharged and 7 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100 and 1180), the remaining 249 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/12/P2020071200614.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/12.htm

All press releases July 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 12

CHP investigates 28 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/11/P2020071100719.htm
–  28 new cases (12 with travel history + 16 local transmission)
– Total now 1,432 (1,431 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 7 deaths
– 1,197 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 28, 38, 42, 24,14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8, 0, 3, 0

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1432 cases of COVID-19, including 1431 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1197 were discharged and 7 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100 and 1180), the remaining 228 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/10/P2020071000593.htm

A male Senior Immigration Assistant preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/11/P2020071100503.htm
The Immigration Department has learned that a 27-year-old male acting Senior Immigration Assistant who stationed at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point was notified late last night (July 10) to have preliminarily tested positive of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and was sent to hospital by ambulance.The officer concerned has no recent travel history. He has been wearing mask when performing duties, his body temperature was normal and he followed relevant disease prevention measures at work. Currently, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) is trying to find out the cause of his infection and whether he has been in close contact with other people.

Transcript of remarks of Secretary for Health at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/11/P2020071100363.htm
We are also doing a lot of contact tracing with regard to all the confirmed cases, including the places where they live, where they work, their whereabouts, where they go to, for example, markets and shopping malls. We are also trying to do more contact tracing of these confirmed cases’ whereabouts. We are also working on testing for target groups, for example the staff of the elderly homes, taxi drivers and also workers of the catering business.

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” continues to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/11/P2020071000828.htm
As of today (July 11), around 11 800 applications have been received for the ASPM, of which around 10 500 applications have been approved. The approved applications involve subsidies of over $370 million and benefit around 38 000 building blocks and 90 800 front-line property management workers.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/11.htm

All press releases July 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 11

CHP investigates 38 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/10/P2020071000779.htm
–  38 new cases (6 with travel history + 32 local transmission)
– Total now 1,404 (1,403 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 7 deaths
– 1,187 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 38, 42, 24,14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8, 0, 3, 0, 1

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1404 cases of COVID-19, including 1403 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1187 were discharged and 7 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100 and 1180), the remaining 210 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/10/P2020071000593.htm

FEHD reminds food business operators and food handlers again to continue adopting anti-epidemic precautionary measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/10/P2020071000780.htm
To minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in food premises, the food business operators and food handlers must comply with relevant regulations on prevention and control of disease and to take further appropriate measures as recommended by the FEHD, with a view to maintaining high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. The FEHD has facilitated the trade to master the relevant information through advisory letters, and will step up inspections and enforcement actions to ensure compliance with the Regulation.

Secretary for Education on early start of school summer holiday
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/10/P2020071000557.htm
As we all know, the COVID will likely be with us for a period of time. We have to balance between the normal daily life against the spreading of the COVID. The same principle applies to education. We have to balance the safety of the students as well as the educational needs of the students. Every day we have to judge whether we need to take any extra measures for the safety of the students. In the past two days we did observe that there is another surge of confirmed local cases. And also it is now very close to the planned summer vacation anyway – we are talking about seven to 10 days. So we think that for the general good of the community as well as the health of the students, we think that we can advance the commencement of the summer vacation to next Monday.

Postal services to certain destinations to resume
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/10/P2020071000666.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/10.htm

All press releases July 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 10

CHP investigates 42 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/09/P2020070900775.htm
–  42 new cases (8 with travel history + 34 local transmission)
– Total now 1,366 (1,365 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 7 deaths
– 1,176 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 36, 24,14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1366 cases of COVID-19, including 1365 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1176 were discharged and 7 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100 and 1180), the remaining 183 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/09/P2020070900532.htm

Government tightens social distancing measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/09/P2020070900723.htm
– Stricter rules for catering premises, karaoke, fitness centres, nightclubs, cinemas

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/09/P2020070900623.htm
An 86-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for five days by the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts today (July 9) for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap 599C). The man was earlier issued a compulsory quarantine order stating that he must conduct quarantine at home for 14 days. When the Police were deployed at the scene on March 26 upon receipt of a report, he was found to have left the place of quarantine several times on the same day without reasonable excuse nor permission given by an authorised officer before the expiry of the quarantine order.

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/09/P2020070900836.htm
– Enhanced measures for playrooms, activity rooms, swimming pools, libraries, museums

SCS visits LCSD’s facilities on anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/09/P2020070900360.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/09.htm

All press releases July 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 9

CHP investigates 24 additional confirmed case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/08/P2020070800804.htm
– 24 new cases (5 with travel history + 19 local transmission)
– Total now 1,324 (1,323 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 7 deaths
– 1,167 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 24,14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 0

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1324 cases of COVID-19, including 1323 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1167 were discharged and 7 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100 and 1180), the remaining 150 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/08/P2020070800549.htm

Latest Prevention and Control Measures announced on July 7 (Eng summary)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/20200707_Prevention_control_measures.pdf
New guidelines on sea crew, airline crew, Foreign Domestic Helpers and the orderly return of residents from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and South Africa.

Government to launch Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/08/P2020070800201.htm
The Subsidy Scheme has two parts. The first part subsidises exhibitors of exhibitions organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) 50 per cent of their participation fees, subject to a cap of $10,000 per standard booth and 10 booths per exhibitor each time. Participants of HKTDC’s major conventions can also receive a subsidy equivalent to 50 per cent of their participation fees, subject to a cap of $10,000 each time.

LCQ3: Demand-side management measures for the property market
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/08/P2020070800540.htm

LCQ4: Measures to boost economy
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/08/P2020070800633.htm

LCQ5: Revitalising tourism industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/08/P2020070800678.htm

LCQ9: Creation of time-limited jobs
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/08/P2020070800409.htm

Euronews: “Hong Kong’s new business and cultural normal”
https://www.euronews.com/2020/07/07/hong-kong-s-new-business-and-cultural-normal

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/08.htm

All press releases July 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 8

CHP investigates 14 additional confirmed case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700833.htm
– 14 new cases (5 with travel history + 9 local transmission)
– Total now 1,300 (1,299 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 7 deaths
– 1,161 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 14, 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1300 cases of COVID-19, including 1299 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1161 were discharged and 7 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100 and 1180), the remaining 132 cases were still hospitalized.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700497.htm

Remarks by Secretary for Food and Health at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700856.htm
The situation is that, first of all, in the recent two weeks, we have cases coming from places, for example, Philippines and Indonesia, are confirmed positive in terms of coronavirus. Another thing is that the flats in Hong Kong are very small. Therefore, in order to let domestic helpers coming to Hong Kong to have effective quarantine, it is important for them to have a place whereby fulfilling the Department of Health’s guidelines and requirements. They should have a single room and do not share toilets with others, etc. Therefore, we have discussed that it is important for them to come together to a designated place for quarantine. Hotel will be one of the places that is suitable for this purpose. Secondly, it is also important for the employers to require them to have pre-boarding testing or pre-arrival testing so that we know that they are at least tested negative at the time before they arrive in Hong Kong. Of course, we will continue to test them after they arrive in Hong Kong. That is something that we shall do.

 Public hospitals to stay vigilant to combat next wave of epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700662.htm
Amid a number of local confirmed cases of COVID-19 with unknown source of infection, the risk of community outbreak has escalated. In accordance with the principle of suppress and lift, the Hospital Authority (HA) will enhance infection control measures to combat the next wave of epidemic and appeals for the understanding and cooperation from members of the public. “Public hospitals shall start reinstating the ‘Triage and Test Centres’ of Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) on July 8 at appropriate locations within the hospitals. Suspected cases with stable condition will be tested and wait at designated area for the test results, while being segregated from other patients of the A&E,” the HA spokesperson said.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700639.htm

CPS payment disbursed to over 4.3 million registrants
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700493.htm
Members of the public who have not yet registered are encouraged to register through Internet banking or banks’ websites so as to receive payment in the most secure and convenient way. Eligible registrants will receive payment about one week after registration.

Disbursement of subsidy under Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms in progress
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700773.htm

S for IT visits anti-epidemic food support programme service operators
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700464.htm
The impact of COVID-19 on our economy has been swift and severe, with the grass roots being hard hit. I am grateful to our service operators for joining hands with the Government and lending a helping hand to people in need through the anti-epidemic food support programme via the FOOD-CO platform.

Hong Kong’s latest foreign currency reserve assets figures released
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07/P2020070700554.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on July 7 that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$445.9 billion as at the end of June 2020 (end-May 2020: US$442.4 billion).

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/07.htm

All press releases July 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

July 7

CHP investigates 17 additional confirmed case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/06/P2020070600681.htm
–  17 new cases (16 with travel history + 1 local transmission)
– Total now 1,286 (1,285 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 7 deaths
– 1,157 discharged

28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 17, 10, 11, 5, 9, 28, 2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 14, 2, 16, 30, 3, 1, 3, 4, 8, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0

Days with no local transmission
– 0

http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1286 cases of COVID-19, including 1285 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1157 were discharged and 7 were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89, 99, 1092, 1100 and 1180), the remaining 122 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/06/P2020070600516.htm

FEHD reminds food business operators and food handlers to continue adopting anti-epidemic precautionary measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/06/P2020070600790.htm
The directions in relation to catering business premises issued under the Regulation by the Secretary for Food and Health are still in force. The directions currently in force include the following requirements: tables must be arranged in a way to ensure there is a distance of at least 1.5 m or some form of partition which could serve as effective buffer between one table and another table; a person must wear a mask except when eating/drinking; body temperature screening must be conducted before the person is allowed to enter the catering premises; and hand sanitisers must be provided for any person at the premises, etc.

Two persons sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/06/P2020070600717.htm

CPS disburses payment to 3.15 million people ($10k scheme)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/06/P2020070600663.htm
The first batch of about 3.15 million people have received payment through their specified bank accounts today. The remainder will receive payment in the coming one to two days.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 August

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases July 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202007/06.htm

All press releases July 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Coronavirus advice for travel

As the virus continues to have a global impact, the countries around the world have established travel advisories.

Home Quarantine for Inbound Travellers:  Frequently Asked Questions 

HK International Airport: Travel restrictions at Hong Kong International Airport

Swiss International Airlines: WeCare – so you and your travelers can fly worry-free options

International Air Transport Association: Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Regulations Map

Hong Kong Tourism Board: HKTB Announces Visitor Arrivals for April (May 15)

Travel advisories and airline/cruise situation: Global Travel Restrictions (Sep23)

Useful information can be found under the following links

Please find below some links which we believe will be useful for you and your organization:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Together, We Fight The Virus!

Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong: Current outbreaks and epidemics – New coronavirus

World Health Organization: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

HK Department of Health:  Countries/areas with reported cases of Coronavirus Disease-2019
(COVID-19)

 

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